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Lottery winners cut it with a new lawn mower

Grass Clippings - Lottery Winners Lawn Mower PurchaseA green-fingered couple have celebrated winning £1million on the lottery by splashing out £159 on a cut-price lawnmower.

Keen gardeners Geoff and Judith Coombes, of Southampton, at first thought it was a hoax when they received an email saying they'd bagged the huge sum.

Mr Coombes, 64, and his wife, 62, who have been married for 42 years were relaxing at their two-bedroom bungalow when they heard about their win on the Lotto Millionaire Raffle. And while many would have spent their new fortune on sports cars, holidays or designer clothes, the couple's first purchase was a £159 red Mountfield push lawnmower - which was reduced from £209.

Mr Coombes, a self-employed exhibition stand builder, bought the lawnmower to use in their cherished garden.

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