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£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.


The moment a woman told her son they were millionaires!

A 70-year-old woman was checking the papers on January 12 when she realised she won the lottery. Doreen Hay immediately called her son, 38-year-old engineer, John Hay.

"John, you'll have to come over, I think we've won the Lottery."

"I checked the numbers three times."

"I couldn't believe it so I sat down and then checked again."

"It was then I realised we'd won £7.5m."

– Doreen Hay, who won £7.5m

After phoning the National Lottery, John called his partner Susan, 39, a customer services representative. The couple plan to buy a dream home. His mother intends to move from her upstairs flat into a bungalow, treat her three grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, and ex-husband, John.

Boro lotto winners: What they'll buy

A mother and son from Middlesbrough who scooped £7.5m on the lottery plan to spent their money on a dream house and a new car. They also want to go to Disneyland in Florida because they haven't had a family holiday for seven years.

"I saw we'd matched three numbers and thought we'd won a tenner, then I realised we'd won £25. I then saw we'd matched for. When I saw we'd matched all six I thought it was just wishful thinking and I double and triple checked before calling John."

– Doreen Hay
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