Incredibly rare four-yolker egg bought in Morrison’s

How it looked cooked up (Picture: Diane Olver/SWNS)
The odds of finding one are lower than winning the lottery, but one woman managed the incredible feat.
Diane Olver, 74, cracked open an egg to find four separate yolks inside, beating odds of billions to one.
She was preparing a fruitcake for her son Nik and his partner Kim, both 39, when she took the egg from a Morrison’s six-pack at around 2pm on Saturday.
Amazingly, she saw four small yolks fall out into a small cup.
Diane was ‘absolutely flabbergasted’ at the half-inch yolks, commenting: ‘Each of them was smaller than my thumbnail’.
As you can imagine, she decided not to use the eggs for her cake, and kept them in the fridge instead so that she could show Nik and Kim.

You must be yolking (Picture: Diane Olver/SWNS)
Diane Olver who found a quadruple yolked egg (Picture: Diane Olver/SWNS)
When they popped round to Diane’s home in Lydiate, Merseyside, later that afternoon, they both ‘couldn’t believe their eyes’.
According to the British Egg Information Service, the odds of discovering a quadruple-yolker are 11 billion to one.
Diane said: ‘I was baking a fruitcake based off an old family recipe.
‘Everything was going like clockwork, with no reason to suspect anything unusual might happen that day.
‘I’d beat the sugar and butter, and cracked open the egg into a separate cup, so as to make sure they hadn’t gone off.
‘I was absolutely flabbergasted to see four tiny half-inch yolks fall out.
‘Each of them was smaller than my thumbnail, and I couldn’t wait to show my son and his partner that afternoon.’
She added: ‘The fruitcake was very tasty.’

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