Couple shocked after finding '11 billion to one' quadruple egg yolk
The couple from Sheffield found three double yolkers in a row before cracking a fourth egg with four yolks inside.
A couple was left shocked after cracking open an '11 billion to one' quadruple egg yolk.
Chris Tulley, 26, and partner Ciaran Duffy, 36, couldn't believe their eyes when they initially found three double yolkers in a row before cracking a fourth egg with four yolks inside.
The pair from Sheffield quickly bought a lottery ticket hoping the find was a sign of good luck but were left disappointed when they didn't win a penny.
According to the British Egg Information Service, one in every thousand eggs on average is a double-yolker while the odds of discovering a quadruple-yolker are 11 billion to one.
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Nurse Tulley and social worker Duffey were making a fry up for their family while on holiday at Center Parcs when they made the discovery.
Tulley said: "We were making breakfast, I cracked three eggs and they were both doubles and the last one was a quadruple.
"We said 'oh that's a surprise, how random' – then we kept cracking them and they were all the same.
“It was weird because we'd never seen it before. How do you get all the yolks like that in one box? It's just random and odd.”
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The pair who had bought an Aldi free-range box of six eggs didn’t realise how rare their find was until they googled it.
But Tulley was left bemoaning why their luck centred around cracking eggs rather than the lottery or something more beneficial.
He added: "I wish we could get lucky with something else other than cracking an egg.
“I decided to put the lottery on that weekend and I've been doing it more often but no luck there."
Tulley said his brother previously cracked a double-yolk egg and then found out he was going to be a dad.