Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Couple Wins in Love and Money

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Couple Wins in Love and Money

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Byline: GRAHAMORAMS graham.orams@dailyexaminer.com.au

TO REACH 60 years of marriage is a feat in itself.

But to win $10,000 on the day of your anniversary really does make it a diamond celebration.

On Thursday night, Grafton couple Lexie and Geoff Power celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by heading out for a quiet meal at the Grafton District Services Club.

But before they had even started eating, Lexie noticed Geoff's membership number flash across one of the club's screens.

aWe just went over to have dinner and I said to Geoff, a[approximately]That's your number that's come out',a she said.

aHe just went up and was told he won $10,000.

aWe've won a lot of (little) things before but it was the first time we've won a big amount of money. It's just one of those things that happens,a Lexie said.

Lexie and Geoff had not yet decided how they would spend their winning and were in no hurry to do so.

aWe've been all over Australia and we've been overseas but Geoff's been sick so we can't go travelling now,a she said. …

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