Area's lottery luck continues as customer wins £100k with ticket bought in Cleethorpes
WINS-BY'S luck is rubbing off on its neighbours!
Cleethorpes newsagents Quix, near the corner of Grimsby Road and Suggitt's Lane, has been branded as officially "lucky" after one anonymous winner bagged a prize of more than £100,000 with a lottery ticket bought in the store.
As reported, Grimsby was branded Winsby after a run of big wins for the region that started back in 1994 when Barton's Eva Robinson – then aged 63 – scooped a share of the £839,254 jackpot in the first ever draw.
And since then the town and surrounding area has been home to at least nine other big winners – including Grimsby's Roy Gibney, Jackie King, Colin and Maureen Darwood; Cleethorpes' Jean Bryson; and Louth's Steve Appleby.
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This latest big win was claimed some time in the past six months but, as the winner did not wish to be identified, Camelot has only just informed the store's owners John and Joyce Grice of their official "Lucky Shop" status.
And it's not the only win the store's customers have enjoyed.
John, 71, said: "The Health Lottery have told us that a couple of winners have bought their tickets here and we have sold other winning lottery tickets in the past – though this is by far the biggest win.
Joyce, 68, said: "We wondered what it was when this big envelope came in the post.
"We were delighted when we saw it was a letter from Camelot telling us we had sold a winning ticket.
"We've been trying to guess who the winner could have been.
"We have regular customers, but we do have tourists coming in during the summer and workmen staying in the guesthouses, too.
"We haven't heard anything about a local winner, but you never know do you?"
The couple are now bracing themselves for a rush of customers keen to see if the store's luck will rub off on them – particularly with an £80-million Euro Millions jackpot up for grabs on Friday.
John said: "We are always busy for the lottery and Euro Millions, but we expect to be even busier now."
However, neither he or Joyce said they had any top tips for increasing your chances, adding that over the years customers had used methods varying from little shakers, to bags of balls, when picking their numbers.