A County Durham woman has been left speechless after successfully scooping over £17,000 cash prize from just a 60p ticket.

Sue Waistell, 54 from Coxhoe, entered the competition with BOTB - a competition that people can enter to win money, or a new car.

Ms Waistell was having a coffee with her friend when BOTB presenter Christian Williams video called her to give her the good news.

The retired insurance officer said she “couldn’t believe it” and she was “totally stunned” when she saw Christian’s face on the phone.

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After paying just 60p for her competition ticket, she revealed that she had already spent some of the cash prize.

She said: “I’ve already ordered some Bruce Springsteen tickets for next year.

“Then some of the money will probably go towards a holiday. 

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“I’ve always wanted to go to see the Grand Canyon so maybe a trip to America!” 

Ms Waistell, who lives with her husband Peter in Durham, revealed she had been playing the BOTB competition for four years.

She entered the competition by answering a question correctly and was then randomly selected from all the correct entries.

However, she admitted that she did google the answer “just to be sure.”

She added: “It was a question on the ingredients in Long Island Iced Tea and I’ve never actually had one - I’m going to have to try one now aren’t I!” 

The BOTB competition was founded in 1999 by William Hindmarch, the competition has given away over £48 million worth of prizes, including supercars, cash and holidays.

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Christian Williams, presenter at BOTB, said he was thrilled to give Sue the news.

He added: “Massive congratulations once again to Sue - what a fantastic prize. I think a Long Island Iced Tea is definitely in order - enjoy!” 

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