Rotherham couple in lucky trip to Sheffield dog track

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A South Yorkshire couple hit the jackpot at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium.

Tom Lockwood and girlfriend Laura Sharpe, of Kimberworth, Rotherham, turned a £1 lucky dip ticket into a £5,000 cash prize during a visit to the dogs.

They celebrated their win with a three-course meal at the stadium’s Panorama restaurant.

Tom said: “We can’t believe it! It was the best night out we’ve had in ages. It was nearly a double win - Laura was one race away from winning as well. We’ve decided to split the money six ways between our families.”

John Gilburn, Owlerton’s managing director, said: “Congratulations to Tom and Laura. We are delighted they had such a fantastic night and hope they enjoy spending the winnings on their family.”

Owlerton race nights take place every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

The guaranteed jackpot is currently £1,000.