A LUCKY woman has reason to be cheerful after winning the holiday of a lifetime.

Claire Wilkinson, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, will celebrate two major milestones- her 40th birthday and her wedding- in the Balearic Islands this summer.

She won a seven night all inclusive break to Cala n’Bosch, in Menorca, after beating more than a thousand entrants to the Feel the Heat competition run by Jet2holidays.

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Claire, who works for a furniture company, will turn 40 on August 31 and plans to marry partner, Karen Howarth, around the same date.

Her story convinced the travel company to give her the free holiday to make the celebrations extra special.

Claire said: “I honestly never win anything and this couldn’t come at a better time, as it’s such an important year for me with my big 40th coming up along with my wedding in August.

“We’ve actually decided to use the holiday as our honeymoon, so it’s a triple whammy.”