A north-east woman who has been reading the Press and Journal for nearly 70 years has hit the jackpot in our Burns Bingo competition.
Alice Alexander, from Huntly, was the lucky winner of the contest, and has received a cash boost of more than £2,000.
The 84-year-old said she was still in shock especially after she learned there were nearly 5,000 entries into the prize draw.
She won the cash by cutting out all six iconic Scottish figures that were featured in the P&J last week and sending them in. Her entry was picked out, landing her £2,017.
Mrs Alexander has been reading the Press and Journal every day since 1950, shortly after she got married.
And she still makes the trip along her street to Kenny Davidson’s convenience store at 7.30am every morning where she picks up her paper.
Last night, she said she was delighted to receive the prize money but was still trying to come to terms with her win.
“I’m absolutely over the moon,” she said.
“It’s quite exciting, I do enter quite a lot of competitions, anything that’s in the paper I will try, it’s just something to do.
“But this is the first time I’ve won anything in the P&J.”
And she said she was still trying to decide what to do with her prize money.
Mrs Anderson added: “I haven’t actually told anyone about it yet, I’m just so chuffed.
“I think I need to actually get it into my head that I’ve won, you put in for these competitions but all you can do is post them off and hope for the best.
“I’m off to Blackpool in October so I could maybe keep some of the money for that.”