Bill and Stella North won a sizable amount from the lottery but an error made them think the win was a lot smaller.
Stella bought National Lottery tickets and asked her son to check the result online on the night of the draw. She misread one number so they thought she had only matched four numbers plus the bonus ball.
But when they took the ticket to the store, the clerk told them to contact the lottery offices. A call to the lottery revealed they had actually matched five numbers and the bonus ball in the Jan. 31 draw, to scoop £163,000.
The happy couple now look forward to a comfortable retirement, and want to buy a house near their daughter.