A SECOND man who claimed to have won £4 million on a National Lottery scratchcard has denied committing fraud.

At Bolton Crown Court last month Jon-Ross Watson pleaded not guilty to three offences of fraud.

His co-accused, Mark Goodram was also due in court the same day but his case was adjourned as he was experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

Now Goodram has appeared before Judge Graeme Smith and also denied fraud.

Their trial is due to take place on October 13 next year and both men have been granted bail in the meantime.

Watson, aged 33, of Nuttall Avenue, Little Lever, and Mark Goodram, aged 37, of no fixed address, celebrated after the scratchcard they bought from Waitrose in Clapham, London, in April last year hit the jackpot.

But Camelot, which runs the National Lottery, refused to pay out the massive prize, claiming that the debit card used to purchase the scratchcard did not belong them but to Joshua Addyman the pair and they did not have permission to use it to make a purchase at the Londis convenience store and Waitrose on April 22 last year.