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Cracking: Northern Ireland shop customer's egg purchase lands £10k prize

Cadburys hands £10k to Ballymena customer who found elusive white treat

Store manager Lisa Martin at Culbertson's Spar shop at The Rosses in Ballymena.
Store manager Lisa Martin at Culbertson's Spar shop at The Rosses in Ballymena.
White Creme Egg

By Nevin Farrell

A lucky customer made an egg-cellent purchase in a Co Antrim shop by finding one of the much sought after white Creme Eggs to win a top prize of £10,000.

Cadbury's will be shelling out the cash to the customer who cracked it when they called in to Culbertson's Spar shop at The Rosses in Ballymena.

Store manager Lisa Martin, speaking at the shop yesterday, said news of the success had been the main topic of conversation on the lips of customers.

She said: "Cadbury's contacted us to say a white Creme Egg was purchased in here and someone won £10,000. They didn't give any more details about who it was but said they would be in touch again."

Asked how she felt that her shop had such a winner Lisa joked: "I wish I had found it! If I knew it was there I would have went through them all."

She added: "No, it is good that somebody has won it. We are glad to know that somebody has actually purchased it in here and won it. Good luck to them."

Lisa has been manager of the shop for 14 years and has never witnessed anything like the creme egg success.

The store boss admitted that she herself is a fan, telling Sunday Life: "I love a Creme Egg".

Lisa said she is anticipating a surge in sales of Creme Eggs at the shop and had ordered in four more boxes.

"There are other prizes to be won," she said.

Customers were delighted at the success.

One woman said it was "fantastic" and another customer said: "It was a great piece of luck. I wonder will lightning strike twice," before going off and buying a Creme Egg.

Last month Cadbury's announced they were bringing back their famous white creme egg hunt.

Almost 800 of the special edition chocolates have been hidden under normal packaging in shops all around the UK. A range of cash prizes are on offer, including £50, £100, £1,000 and £10,000, but only a few Creme Eggs are worth the top prize which the Ballymena shopper won.

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