VIDEO: Boston sisters bag £56,500 each

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Sisters Tina Thayne and Donna Taylor got the shock of a lifetime on Sunday, when they checked their lottery numbers to find they had each won £56,520.

Donna, 51, woke up that morning and checked the numbers on Teletext and found she had five numbers, recovering from the shock, she called Tina, 53, knowing she often bought a ticket with the same line in - a line chosen 20 years ago by a mini bingo machine.

Donna said she first thought she had four numbers which would have won her £1,500.

She said: “I was shaking, I couldn’t believe it. I thought I’ve just got four numbers. My husband said that’s £1,500 and then I realised I’d got the bonus ball.

Tina was also surprised to find the numbers had come up - especially as she had watched the draw live with granddaughter Ruby before watching Casualty.

She said: “I watched the first two numbers come up. I just didn’t think they were on the same line. I knew we’d got them somewhere but thought they were on different lines. We didn’t check the ticket, we just carried on watching.”

When the pair had found out, both called Camelot - where they found another line had added £25 to their prize fund.

See the video above for an interview with the sisters and see next week’s Standard for more.




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