Monday June 11, 2012 : LUKY MISTAKE FOR LOTTERY WINNERS
Gateshead couple both bought tickets, used the same family numbers…and each won almost GBP 100,000!
John Ord (44) and his wife Karen (44) had one of those miscommunications that occur in relationships – who was buying the lottery ticket last week – but this time it panned out extraordinarily well for both of them.
The Gateshead labourer thought it was his turn to buy, using the usual family numbers, but his wife had already purchased a ticket; using the same numbers.
Each won GBP 96,527 by predicting the correct winning numbers plus the bonus ball.
The couple plan to treat their sons, aged between 12 and 17, to a holiday.
Ord said: "It's a fantastic feeling. Our two youngest boys are really excited but our eldest is very cool about the whole thing and taking it in his stride.
"I love my work so I don't want to give it up but the win means that we can now sit back, relax and enjoy life."
Ord said he also had his eye on a new car.