His and hers wins for Lotto couple
A couple have won £96,527 on the lottery twice after accidentally buying two tickets, Camelot has said.
John Ord, 52, picked up a ticket at a newsagent's near his Gateshead home, not knowing that his wife Karen, 44, had also bought one from a local post office on the same day.
The pair each used their favourite numbers - a combination of the family's birth dates - and all five plus the bonus ball were drawn in Saturday's Lotto.
Mrs Ord said: "I always announce the jackpot to my husband when the draw show comes on.
"When our numbers came out it was unbelievable. We still can't believe it and we keep watching the draw back again and again.
"I lost my dad to cancer nearly six years ago. I always say goodnight to him and ask him to send good luck and he has delivered in style - twice!"
Mr Ord, a labourer, said: "It's a fantastic feeling. Our two youngest boys are really excited but our eldest is very cool about the whole thing and taking it in his stride.
"I love my work so I don't want to give it up but the win means that we can now sit back, relax and enjoy life."
Although they have kept their celebrations low-key, the couple, who have been married for 20 years, toasted their win with the family and plan to treat their four sons, aged 12 to 17, to a holiday somewhere hot. Mr Ord said he also has his eye on a new car.
The winning tickets were bought from Felling Post Office in Gateshead and Carey Newsagents at the Metro Station in Heworth, said Camelot.