VIDEO: Fun-packed Grimsby gameshow was intense
LUCKY winners scooped glittering prizes in the Grimsby Telegraph's Prices For Prizes event.
A sensational total of £6,500 worth of prizes was given away in a series of gameshow-style challenges at Grimsby Auditorium.
About 400 Telegraph readers had the chance to snap up the top prizes including jewellery, a TV, a washing machine, furniture and a fantastic £400 cash prize from the Grimsby Telegraph.
The biggest winner was groom-to-be Matthew Dixon, who collected his £750 Chamilia silver charm bracelet courtesy of In The Pink jewellery and gift stores.
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"That's my Valentine's gift taken care of," declared Matthew, 25, as he looked forward to presenting it to his fiancée, Bronwyn Artley, 22.
Matthew, who is enjoying work experience at The Factory Shop, in North Sea Lane, Humberston, plans to marry Bronwyn in September.
After winning the Red Or Blue game, Matthew said: "I didn't realise it was the most expensive prize of the night. It is going to make her Valentine's Day.
"All I was doing was shouting and dancing so I got chosen to get up on the stage. I was shocked at the last prize. It was just luck."
Bronwyn said: "It is a nice bonus before we get married."
Matthew was presented with the stunning In The Pink prize by Prices For Prizes organiser Caroline Whelpton.
She said: "Everyone was really hyped up and there was massive audience participation.
"The crowd was going wild about the prizes given away courtesy of our advertisers that have donated to the evening event.
"This was a great night for Grimsby."
Grimsby Telegraph 2011 Pub Idol winner Sam Lee enchanted the audience with her stunning voice and rousing songs and she was accompanied by dancers from Pat Yarborough Theatre Dance School.
They also helped compere Paul Wood select members of the audience for the series of games.
Deal Or Don't Deal was a variation of the hit TV show and had a host of amazing prizes.
Millfields Hotel, in Bargate, donated an overnight stay, a meal for two and a six-week gym package for two worth £200.
When Anne McHugh, 60, of Laceby Road was told she was the winner, she showed the audience her waistline and declared it was time to get fit at Millfields.
She told the Grimsby Telegraph: "It's been brilliant. I think I need to get down to their gym.
"But I will also enjoy taking my husband Patrick for the meal and our overnight stay."
Another Deal Or Don't Deal winner was Tom Braithwaite, 24, of Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, who won a fistful of prizes, including a watch worth £120 courtesy of Nidd and Sons jewellers, flying lessons worth £122 from Fly365 and 12 passes for Parkway Cinema Cleethorpes, courtesy of Gerald Parkes.
He was also the lucky winner of a beauty package worth £50 from The Beauty Shop and teeth whitening from Looks Cosmetics, worth £180.
He said he was looking forward to treating his girlfriend of three years, Kelly Walker.
His final scoop of the night was the gift voucher for £100 donated by Indy N Ink of Grimsby.
Tom's grandmother, Pam Robinson, 67, also got a good "Deal" by walking away with a double mattress worth £175 thanks to FairDeal Carpets.
Pam, of Loft Avenue, on the Willows estate, said: "It has been a great night for us both. It is wonderful because I was looking for a new mattress."
The audience were one big happy family for the next game Family Fortunate.
Although not related, Irene Wood, 59, Rachael Tregunno, 21, and Lynn McGuckin, 48, were united in their mission to win top prizes.
Rachael won a Swarovski necklace and charm, worth £150, thanks to In The Pink and didn't wait to wear the stunning jewellery.
Irene was delighted with her prize of a family season ticket to Pleasure Island, worth £240 and Lynn said her prize of a clothing voucher for £100 thanks to Jazz clothing would go straight to her son.
The prizes came think and fast in Play Your Cards The Right Way as single mum Rebecca Codd, 29, of Tiverton Street, Cleethorpes, won a new washing machine thanks to Asda.
Rebecca, who works as a barmaid at The Countryman, Humberston, said: "It has been a brilliant night. I have loved it and hope they do it again next year."
Immingham security officer, Paul Linder, 33, was looking forward to having his long locks pampered at Athena as he makes use of the salon's £300 voucher.
He said: "I have long hair so I am just going to spend it on myself."
As the audience shouted "higher" and "lower" in the card game, Darren Shaw, 23, of Welholme Road, Grimsby, guessed right and landed a double-glazed front door thanks to Elite Windows, which donated the £650 prize.
Darren said: "I was quite nervous, but somehow I got it right and the audience helped."
Fellow winner Liam Wilson, 23, of Church Meadow, Grimsby, said he was delighted with the new oak coffee table and TV unit, worth £700, which was given away by The Cop Shop.
Liam said: "It has been an amazing night. We have all had a brilliant time."
Ian Hotson, chef of The Red Lion, Market Rasen, had the winning recipe as he teamed up with Emma Haagenson for the Generation X Game. Paul Wood stood in for Brucie and urged the duo on as they competed in a series of tasks which culminated in "mummifying" one of the Pat Yarborough dancers with loo roll.
Ian had the audience in stitches as he ran around her like a high speed maypole dancer.
He said he was thrilled with his £300 voucher from Ramsdens furniture department.
Emma, 21, of Croxby Road, Scartho said she will be treating her son Logan with the London weekend for two worth £350 courtesy of MG Coaches.
The Grimsby Telegraph cash prize of £400 was won by Sam Love, 26, a teaching assistant of children with special needs.
The colours came right for Sam in Red Or Blue and she scooped the cash prize which will go towards a holiday to Disneyland with her children Chayse, 4, and Eden, 2, in April.
Sam said: "It has been a great success. It is nice to win something."
The TV donated by Asda was won by Sarah Barber in the bingo game.
She said: "It has been a brilliant night. They should do it more often."