Grandparents' lucky day

WHEN Paul and Lorna Longson became grandparents for the first time, they felt so lucky that they changed their lottery numbers.

WHEN Paul and Lorna Longson became grandparents for the first time, they felt so lucky that they changed their lottery numbers.

And it seemed that their superstitions worked, as four of their new numbers were picked, winning them a handy £62, which will be spent on newborn Sophie Dorothy Longson.

Mr Longson, 56, from Ipswich said they are now planning to stick with the same set of significant numbers to play the National Lottery in the hope of winning more.

He said: “We have been playing the lottery every week for years and we have only ever won £10. The last time we won was eight months ago.


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“We were extremely happy when our first granddaughter was born so decided to change the numbers as they hadn't been very lucky for us.

“It was good to see the numbers come up. The money will be spent on the baby-after all, it is hers technically.”

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Sophie was born at Ipswich Hospital on October 13, weighing a healthy 6lbs 13oz, to parents Amy Gladwell and David Longson.

Miss Gladwell, 25, of Vincent Drift, Kesgrave, said: “Sophie is doing very well. She was born at 6.34pm and I went home the next day.

“I know her grandparents always play the lottery but then they told me they changed the dates when Sophie was born and they won. “I don't think I'll start playing the lottery though. I feel lucky enough having my daughter.”

Their new numbers are; one (for their first grandchild), 13 (the date of her birth), ten (the month of her birth), eight (the year), 18 (the hour that she was born), 34 (the minutes past the hour she was born).

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