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Lottery victim to get half of prize

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A woman whose winning lottery ticket was found and cashed in by someone else has been told she will get more than half the original prize.

Michael and Amanda Stacey claimed the £30,000 prize after Dorothy McDonagh, 61, dropped the ticket on the floor of her local Co-op.

They spent around half the money clearing debts - and have received suspended prison sentences for theft and been ordered to repay the rest.

Mrs McDonagh has said she will sue for the remaining money.

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