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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Birthday bonanza beckons for shop vouchers winner Barbara vfrom Ulverston

It was a birthday bonanza for one lucky Evening Mail winner after claiming a big win on her special day.

A shopping spree may well be on the cards for Barbara Griffiths who celebrated turning 85 by picking up £100 of supermarket vouchers.

Whatever she spends it on, Mrs Griffiths is sure she won’t be spending it all on herself: “I don’t know what I’ll buy, I haven’t had time to think about it. I’ll probably spend it on other people.”

Mrs Griffiths, who has lived in North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston for 56 years, has been an avid Evening Mail reader for decades. But her win came as a shock because it was the first time she had entered the competition.

Recalling the moment she found out, she said: “I picked up the phone and I was asked: ‘Did you enter this competition?’ And they said I’d won.”

“I’ve never won anything before, I was just so surprised. I phoned my son and told him.”

But Mrs Griffiths isn’t going to let her big win change things. Far from having a lavish birthday celebration, she decided to have a quiet evening at home with family. She said: “We have nothing special planned, I’m just going for a meal at my son’s house. But I’d say this probably makes it the best birthday ever.”

Meanwhile, the latest winner of the Evening Mail reverse auction picked up a state-of-the-art tablet computer for pennies.

Hilary Tyson secured a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab3 by registering the lowest unique bid of 1p. She has won high-tech prizes through Evening Mail competitions twice before, including a Tab 2, which she donated to her family.

 

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