A North-east mum and daughter definitely have luck on their side after each winning prizes in Evening Express competitions this week.
Annie Ewen, 89, won £125 in our weekly bingo contest, while her daughter Maureen Singer, 65, picked up a £100 voucher in this week’s fuel giveaway.
The Peterculter pair said they were both delighted by the wins.
Great-grandmother-of-eight Annie said: “I didn’t really expect to win to be honest because I hardly ever win anything, but it was great.”
Maureen said: “I got a surprise. I did it on the Kindle as an e-mail.
“I’m not very good at doing e-mails but I just did one and then thought ‘I’ll do another one and I’ll do another one’, so I did three.”
Annie said she didn’t expect her daughter to win and got a shock when Maureen phoned to tell her.
Annie laughed: “I said ‘oh my goodness what’s happened to our family?’”
Both ladies have won Evening Express prizes before, but this is the first time they have won in the same week.
Maureen previously won a free bus pass for a year while Annie is even more of a dab hand when it comes to the EE bingo competition – she’s won it twice before!
“Maybe I am lucky,” added Annie.
She plans to use the win towards her 90th birthday celebrations in September.
Maureen said she might be taking her mum away for a birthday trip to Inverness, so said her petrol money will come in very handy.
Maureen wasn’t the only reader delighted to win a tank of fuel.
Lorna Rennie, 70, of Drumoak, also won £100 and said she was “ecstatic”.
She said: “I’ve entered this competition before and never been lucky, so I tried twice this week.”
Another winner, Leighann Robertson, 46, of Bridge of Don, said: “I actually won a few years ago at Christmas time, so every so often I enter your competitions.”
Elaine Fraser, from Portlethen, Kenneth Black, of Dyce, and Phil Vearnals, from Kintore, also picked up £100 of fuel vouchers.