A convicted drug user from the Borders has scooped a quarter of a million pounds with a National Lottery scratchcard.
Jerry Donaldson from Hawick has been unemployed for ten years after getting injured on a building site.
Since then, the 39-year-old has been convicted of drug offences four times. He insists he uses cannabis for pain relief.
His most recent appearance at Jedburgh Sheriff Court in November saw him fined £400.
He had been found in possession of £290 worth of the drug when his house was raided by police last May.
Despite his criminal record, his lawyer told the court Mr Donaldson had no intention of stopping using the drug, explaining he relied on it for pain relief.
Mr Donaldson is expected to receive £250,000 into his bank account today after announcing his win on Facebook.