Secret Santa Squad bring Christmas cheer to commuters

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The National Lottery Scratchcard Secret Santa Squad were at Milton Keynes station on Wednesday helping people with Christmas present problems.

The squad were busy distributing Secret Santa Packs to commuters containing a variety of festive National Lottery Scratchcards, offering the ultimate Secret Santa surprise – the chance for the recipient to win in an instant.

The squad visited Milton Keynes station after a National Lottery Scratchcards survey revealed that 83 per cent of people take part in Secret Santa activity with their work colleagues each December.

Designed to alleviate any Secret Santa pressure and rejuvenate festive spirits on a Monday morning, each pack contained a seasonal National Lottery Scratchcard, plus a Christmas card and pen so that the recipient could personalise the gift as part of their Secret Santa; a Secret Santa which could lead to a truly memorable, life-changing Christmas.

Feeling like Milton Keynes very own Secret Santa herself, a National Lottery spokesperson said: “Secret Santa is supposed to be fun, but finding an excitingly different gift every year is always tricky, so any inspiration is a bonus! With the promise it offers and the excitement of the reveal, a National Lottery Scratchcard a really great alternative for that surprise adult present!”

Sara Kanani, 27, said: “We are doing Secret Santa (Sara works in healthcare advertising in London) and will be presenting our gifts on December 19. I haven’t done any of my other Christmas shopping but I’ve got this one in the bag – the recipient is a keen cyclist so I’ve got an inner tube, always useful. I know the guy buying my present so I’m expecting chocolates. A scratchcard with a £1million top prize would be really handy.”

Michaela Howson, 44, said: “I don’t find Secret Santa that tricky because I know my colleagues really well. We set a £10 limit so you can get something worthwhile instead of rubbish. I usually seem to get a bottle of something in my Secret Santa but I wouldn’t mind a Scratchcard instead, it’s so exciting and a windfall like this would be great, I’d buy a house. I’ve got a really busy Christmas with a houseful of family and my grandsons first Christmas, I can’t wait.”

Sean Duke, 32, said: “I’m on my way into London for work. We are doing a Secret Santa with a £5 limit but I haven’t bought a present yet. This could be a better alternative to the slightly rude item I was thinking of getting.”