A COVE woman is celebrating a £10,000 jackpot win - after almost throwing away the lucky ticket.

Mrs Elizabeth Bell couldn't believe that she had won when she found the ticket in a jar of coffee.

"I thought I would have to go into a draw or something and wouldn't stand a chance," she said on Monday.

But a friend who was with her at the time persuaded her to telephone the number on the ticket.

"When I rang I was told I had won the £10,000 prize," said Elizabeth. "I was amazed it was so straight forward."

She received the cheque from Patrick Raming, managing director of Douwe Egberts which organised the Instant Win promotion.

The presentation took place at Safeway's Southwood store where Elizabeth bought the prize-winning jar of Continental Gold instant coffee.

She intends to spend some of her winnings on a trip to visit relations New Zealand .

Pictured: Elizabeth Bell receives her prize from Patrick Raming.