Lottery Winning Couple Buys Two Identical Tickets

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A lucky couple in the UK won the lottery this week; with two identical tickets after each spouse bought an identical ticket by mistake!

John and Karen Ord of Gateshead often take turns at purchasing a weekly lottery ticket using the same numbers. Thinking it was his turn to buy, John bought a ticket, even though his wife had already purchased an identical ticket.

To their fortune, the tickets matched the correct lottery numbers as well as the game's bonus ball. Each ticket won £96,527.

What are the couple's plans for their big win? First and foremost, they plan to take their sons on a vacation. A new car is also possibly in the couple's future.

Commenting on his big win, John 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."