Viv Nicholson and her husband Keith pictured in 1961, the year of their Pools win
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'Spend, spend, spend' Pools winner Viv Nicholson dies at 79

Viv Nicholson, who became famous overnight when she said she would "spend, spend, spend" a £152,000 Pools win in 1961, has died aged 79.

Mrs Nicholson and her husband Keith, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, took just three years to spend their prize money - equivalent to £3.5m today.

Kate Bradbrook reports.

  • 12 Apr 2015
  • From the section UK