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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Lucky Eileen is delighted with ‘luxury’ mobile prize

A HOSPITAL ward cheered when a staff member took the call to say she had won the hottest mobile phone on the market, thanks to an Evening Mail competition.

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WINNER: Eileen Wight with her iPhone 5, which she won with a bid of 35p in an Evening Mail reverse auction

Eileen Wight bagged herself the new Apple iPhone 5 in an Evening Mail reverse auction competition with a winning bid of just 35p.

Mrs Wight, a nursing assistant at Dane Garth Mental Health Unit in Furness General Hospital, said: “I got the call to say I’d won when I was at work and everybody was cheering, it was great, really lovely.

“I’m dead chuffed.”

Mrs Wight, of Lime Tree Road, Ulverston, also celebrated her 62nd birthday just before Christmas, so described the new gadget as “a late birthday present and Christmas present all in one”.

The grandmother-of-nine, who joked she has to start her hectic Christmas shopping in August, said: “I’m not used to winning. I have a bit of luck, but not in competitions like that.

“I didn’t enter until Wednesday (Dec 19) dinnertime (hours before the deadline later that day).

“I was sat away watching television and reading the paper and thought ‘I’ll enter, you never know’.

“If you don’t enter, you don’t win anything.”

The iPhone 5 was this Christmas’ must-have touchscreen smartphone and was sure to have appeared on many people’s festive wishlists.

Mrs Wight, who reads the Evening Mail every day, said: “It’s a bit of a luxury for us. I’ve just got an ordinary Samsung, nothing special.

“I’ll probably have to take lessons on how to use it. I’ve never had a touch phone before, so I’ll probably be touching away too much on it!”

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