Evening Times reader lands £1k prize win

A LUCKY Evening Times reader is ­celebrating this Christmas after winning £1000.

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Geraldine Smith is handed her prize from home delivery executive Graham Kerr      Picture: Nick Ponty
Geraldine Smith is handed her prize from home delivery executive Graham Kerr Picture: Nick Ponty

Mum-of-three Geraldine Smith bagged our home delivery prize

The 45-year-old from Newton Mearns said she would be spending the money on Christmas dinner for all the family.

She has already treated her sons Cormac, 12, nine-year-old Fintan and seven-year-old Conlaoth after discovering the windfall.

Geraldine, who has her newspaper delivered by junior agent Ted Hunter, said she was "delighted" to win the money.

She said: "I was very surprised to win because I didn't know they had a competition."

Geraldine has had the newspaper delivered to her home for around a year after signing up to the service.

She said: "I decided to get it delivered because I always forget to buy a paper and I never know what's happening.

"I know quite a bit more than I did now."

She most enjoys reading our columnists, ­especially Michelle McManus on a Thursday.

Geraldine, and husband Michael, 42, usually save up for Christmas along with Geraldine's two sisters.

But this year they had forgotten to put money away.

The day Geraldine realised the mishap, she received a phone call from the Evening Times telling her about the money. She said: "I told ­everyone Christmas is on me this year."

More than 1000 junior agents, usually aged ­between 13 and 16, distribute 16,000 copies of the paper each day, from Monday to Saturday, across Glasgow and the west of Scotland.

To have your Evening Times delivered to your door, or to join our team of junior agents on your own paper round, call 0141 302 7300.

You can also e-mail home.delivery@ heraldandtimes.co.uk



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