I’ve won Echo’s Find the Ball competition three times!

Barry Hill and wife Rosemary celebrate their latest Find the Ball win

Barry Hill and wife Rosemary celebrate their latest Find the Ball win

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A retired firefighter from Bournemouth is celebrating his third cash win from the Daily Echo’s Find the Ball competition.

Barry Hill, of Poole Road, won £2,550 for the nearest miss last week, bringing his total winnings up to £53,100.

The 74-year-old, who has been entering the competition for more than 15 years, won the jackpot prize of £48,000 in 2000 and another £2,500 for the nearest miss in November last year.

“It is a surprise,” he said.

“It’s probably unheard of winning three times. We have been very lucky.”

The father-of-two and grandfather-of-three plans to use the money to take his wife Rosemary on holiday.

He said: “We like to go to Jersey but we haven’t been for a little while. That’s what we’ll probably use it for.”

Mr Hill, who served as a firefighter in Bournemouth and Poole for 22 years, said the couple moved house after winning the jackpot prize in 2000.

Hoping his good fortune continues, the pensioner added: “I play every week and I enjoy it. I’ll definitely carry it on.”

The competition appears in the Bournemouth Daily Echo and three other Newsquest titles each week.

Last year, more than £182,800 was paid out in prize money. Don’t miss the paper on Saturdays for your chance to enter the competition.

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11:47am Wed 16 Jul 14

Top_Gear says...

Jersey? You've won all that money, and all you can think of is going to Jersey!?
Jersey? You've won all that money, and all you can think of is going to Jersey!? Top_Gear
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6:43am Thu 17 Jul 14

Harpenter says...

Top_Gear wrote:
Jersey? You've won all that money, and all you can think of is going to Jersey!?
£2550 won't get you much further than Jersey these days anyway. Congratulations Barry and Rosemary enjoy your holiday & keep playing !!
[quote][p][bold]Top_Gear[/bold] wrote: Jersey? You've won all that money, and all you can think of is going to Jersey!?[/p][/quote]£2550 won't get you much further than Jersey these days anyway. Congratulations Barry and Rosemary enjoy your holiday & keep playing !! Harpenter
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