24 July 2012
Trio of lucky players in KY15 5EL collect nearly £1 Million in Summer Postcode Millions
At the weekend, Postcode Lottery players in Cupar postcode sector KY15 5 shared £2 Million with our Summer Postcode Millions.
A trio of especially lucky Fifers got their hands on almost £1 Million when their postcode, KY15 5EL, was drawn as the full winning postcode.
Margaret Nelson, Kathleen Todd and Bob Marshall from Blalowan Gardens all picked up £333,333 cheques. They hit the jackpot when their postcode was announced at a private party at The Corn Exchange in Cupar.
Bob Marshall, a retired RAF officer, “couldn't believe it”
when he discovered that he had won £333,333. Asked how he'll spend his
winnings, the 72-year-old said his first plan is to buy a brand new,
“I don't know which car I want, but a brand new one would be great,” said Bob. “And of course, some treats for the family.” With two sons, David and Rab, and four grandchildren to spoil, there willl be plenty of opportunities to enjoy his winnings with his family.
67-year-old, Margaret Nelson, also has a brand-new car on the shopping list. “We could all go shopping together and buy them,” joked retired nurse, Margaret. “It's just unbelievable – I just can’t take it in. I can't believe I've won so much money, it's the best news ever. I've also got plenty of children and grandchildren to spoil with my winnings.”
Last but by no-means least it was 77-year-old Kathleen Todd's turn to reveal her winning cheque. Yet for Kathleen, luck was most certainly on her side. The retired nurse is due to move house and postcode in just two weeks. “Just think if I moved house and changed my postcode last month!”
However, Kathleen was quick to point out that she's not moving too far away and the new house is still in lucky Cupar. Now with £333,333 she plans to spend her winnings on decorating her house and perhaps splashing out on a new automatic car too. That would make it even easier to visit her son, Ewan and his wife, Hayley, who live in Arbroath.
Yet it wasn't just the trio from Blalowan Gardens who won big at the Cupar Corn Exchange. A setting more accustomed to the trading of grain saw the trading of cheques, with a further 176 postcode sector players winning between £670 and £17,420.
a final surprise of the day, sector prize winner Margaret Burnett, who
earlier won £17,420, was brought back onto the stage to be presented
with the keys to a brand new BMW 1 Series.
As a charity lottery, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £19.1 Million for good causes across the country. Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres, WWF Scotland, CHILDREN 1ST, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Missing People were all in attendance at the event to thank the players for their continued support.