Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Thought Win Was a Wind Up; Grab a Grand Winner Lily Couldn't Believe Her Luck

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Thought Win Was a Wind Up; Grab a Grand Winner Lily Couldn't Believe Her Luck

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Byline: SARAH SCOTT

IT was a dream come true for our first Grab a Grand winner of the year. Lily Watson, 65, of Walker, Newcastle, is the first reader to walk away with pounds 1,000 to help blow away those January blues.

Every day up to and including Friday this week we are giving you the chance to win pounds 1,000 by answering our question of the day by 8pm.

The welcome cash boost could be used to spruce up your home, go towards a summer holiday or get rid of any Christmas debt.

"I am just thrilled," said grandmother-of-four Lily.

"I thought it was a wind up when I got the call. The gentleman sounded like someone I knew.

"I just said 'never in the world' when he told me I had won.

"I was on the house phone and I nearly didn't answer my mobile.

"I have had a miserable 12 months and this is a brilliant way to start the new year," said Lily, who is a full-time carer for her sister. …

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