London Couple Hits Same Lottery Twice
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
After buying a ticket every week for Britain's national lottery, Derek Ladner finally got lucky. Oddly, only three of the four winning ticket holders showed up to collect their share of a jackpot worth nearly $5 million. Then Mr. Ladner discovered he had that fourth ticket, bought by accident. His wife's reaction, if he told me he bought two of the same tickets, I would have called him a wally and said he'd wasted a pound. But now, he's my hero.
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