It was the misunderstanding that netted a Gateshead couple £200,000. John Ord & his wife Karen each bought a lottery ticket thinking the other would forget, using the same numbers as usual. It turned out to be the best mistake they've ever made when they both matched 5 numbers & the bonus ball
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