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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
Lotto winners expected bad luck
Ronald and Irene Jones
The couple are retired shoe machine operators
A retired couple from the Black Country are celebrating after winning 9m on the lottery with a ticket bought on Friday the 13th.

Irene and Ronald Jones, from Bilston, said they were actually expecting seven years of bad luck after a mirror at home fell off the wall and smashed.

Mr Jones, 75, bought the ticket while shopping and won them 9,355,603 in the triple Lotto rollover on Saturday.

The retired shoe machine operators said they planned to buy a "dream bungalow".

Mrs Jones, 69, said news of the win was still sinking in and that she and her husband were "shell shocked".

She said they had worked hard all their lives, bringing up three children in the council house where they still live and were now looking forward to providing for their six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.




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