Independent jewellery retailer wins local lottery draw

The CMJ was praised for having funds in place to buffer supplier members after the unexpected closure of Leslie Cass this month. (Getty)

Penrith-based independent jewellery retailer Gray’s Jewellers has won the town’s community lottery draw.

Owner, David Gray, matched all four numbers to win the Pride in Penrith Lottery New Year Special Draw of £500.

Gray has had two lines in the Pride in Penrith Lottery since it began six years ago, and one of them struck gold in the drawing on January 25.

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According to local newspaper Cumbria Crack, Gray will be spending the money in to local area as he plans to use his winnings to pay for a membership in the town’s golf club.

Gray’s Jewellers is among the longest-running businesses in the town. His father opened it as a coin shop in the same premises in 1974, and lottery winner Gray has expanded the firm’s services over the years, from making bespoke wedding rings to on-site jewellery repairs, as well as fitting watch straps and batteries.

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