EADT's Tesco competition winner revealed

CHRISTMAS came early for East Anglian Daily Times reader June Laws when she won our £5,200 shopping competition.Mrs Laws, 55, from Halesworth, was thrilled to be the reader from 20,000 hopefuls to win the shopping prize at Tesco.

CHRISTMAS came early for East Anglian Daily Times reader June Laws when she won our £5,200 shopping competition.

Mrs Laws, 55, from Halesworth, was thrilled to be the reader from 20,000 hopefuls to win the shopping prize at Tesco.

The competition attracted huge interest and generated more entries than any other competition the EADT ran this year.

Bakery shop assistant Mrs Laws, who has two grown up sons, said the prize meant never worrying about how much she could spend during 2006.


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Mrs Laws, who is married to Richard, 62, who works in a parts department at a Halesworth garage, said: “This is such a super prize, so wonderful.

“Now we can spend what we want next year, we can have what we want when we want, without having to think about it.

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“Christmas will also be a good celebration. We have the EADT every day and won a competition from the paper to see Pinocchio on ice at the Norfolk showground, but we are not usually lucky with competitions. But this year has been good for us.

“Even if we had won the £50, it would have made our Christmas merry. Now our Christmas will be very merry.''

Terry Hunt, EADT editor, said: “The Tesco competition has been our most successful ever and has really caught the imagination of the EADT readers.

“It's a shame that we can only have one main winner, but I'm delighted for Mrs Laws, who has been a loyal EADT reader for many years.

“I'd like to thank all the thousands of other people who took part, and I wish them better luck next time!''

Mrs Laws was one of six finalists and on Saturday she learnt that she had won the main prize.

The other finalists, who all received a £50 voucher, champagne and flowers, were Avril Roper, from Stowmarket; Frances Southgate from Somersham, Ipswich; Janet Prentice from Snape; Carol Bostock-Smith from Badingham near Woodbridge; and Wendy Brinkley, from Bury St Edmunds.

Mrs Brinkley, from Laywood Close, said: “It's fantastic to think I got drawn from all those people. I do all the paper's competitions and won a turkey this week from the paper too. It's brilliant, a lovely little Christmas present.''

Michael Heath, area sales manager for Tesco, said he was delighted for the winners, adding: “Mrs Laws has won the ultimate prize for Christmas”.

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