Lighting strikes twice for lucky lotto winners

John and Karen Ord with their identical cheques
John and Karen Ord with their identical cheques Credit: ITV News

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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Couple buy two winning lotto tickets

John Ord and his wife Karen each bought a lottery ticket for last Saturday's draw believing the other would forget.