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Millions of Christians around the world are marking Easter this weekend with religious ceremonies, re-enactments or simply by seeing friends and family.

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Bookies pay out £250,00 on a White Easter

Easter temperatures have dipped to record cold levels. Credit: Press Association

Bookies have been forced to pay out to lucky punters who bet on a White Easter.

Ladbrokes have paid out more than £250,000 in White Easter winnings. They made it a 4/6 shot that snow would start falling between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said:

"Punters who backed a White Easter have never been happier to see the snow fall this weekend."

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