AFTER 69 years, Fred Yarwood has finally won something big in his life… and all thanks to the Euro Weekly News (EWN).

CHEERS! From left: Michel Euesden, Fred and Patricia Yarwood, and Steven Euesden

Fred, who has lived in Torrequebrada on the Costa del Sol for 10 years with his wife Patricia, has won bottles of wine and chocolates in raffles and competitions in the past.

But now he can add a Panasonic flat-screen television to his winnings.

He won the television after completing a EWN survey – which was then entered into a prize draw – at the Mijas Costa Hippodromo

The newspaper had a stand at the racetrack, and sponsored one event.

“I am absolutely delighted,” he told told Publishers Michel and Steven Euesden as they presented him with the prize.

Earlier when phoned to be told of his win, he thought perhaps a friend was winding him up.

The new television has now taken pride of place in their living room, with their old set relegated to the bedroom.

And with two televisions, they no longer have to disagree over whether to watch Fred’s favourite documentaries or Patricias’ preferred soaps.