Hundreds of Cwmbran locals will be leaping for joy this leap day after NP44 3 was revealed in a Facebook Live video as the winning postcode sector of February's Postcode Millions prize. The £3 Million will be shared between each player in the postcode sector. Those playing with the full winning postcode will receive the biggest amounts.
The full winning postcode will be revealed on Saturday 29th February, leap day, but players will each win at least £1,000. People's Postcode Lottery Presenters Judie McCourt and Matt Johnson will present winners with their cheques during a special event at Cwmbran Stadium on the day.
However, Saturday's winners won't be the only ones receiving a gold envelope. A special funding award of £15,000 will go to Llanhilleth Miners Institute to help its efforts in supporting local flood victims of Storm Dennis. The institute is serving meals, free of charge, to families and individuals affected. Additionally, the support hub is providing laundry washing and drying services, with residents and businesses rallying to donate food, electrical goods, furniture, toys and services for all those who have been impacted by the flooding.
The Postcode Lottery team will visit the Miners Institute to present them with a cheque ahead of Saturday's winners' event in Cwmbran.
Matt, who grew up in nearby Caerphilly, is looking forward to meeting some of our lucky winners. He said, "Congratulations, or as we say in Wales, 'llongyfarchiadau!' to everyone in Cwmbran. It's always a pleasure to be back in Wales, and this time is extra special as I'm coming with the Postcode Lottery team and an incredible £3 Million in cheques for our lucky Cwmbran winners. I'm sure it'll be a day to remember and who knows, we may even get a few winners leaping for joy this leap day!
"Communities are at the heart of People's Postcode Lottery and as well as players winning, good causes win too. And before we meet the winners on Saturday, we'll be making a special visit to a good cause that's supporting its local community in the wake of Storm Dennis. Thanks to players, the Miners Institute in Llanhilleth will get funding of £15,000 to support its flood response, enabling it to help even more people who have been affected by flooding."
Charities And Good Causes
With 32% of the ticket price going to good causes, players have raised more than £500 Million for thousands of charities since 2005.
February's Postcode Millions is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Heroes Trust, which supports good causes making a positive impact on communities through education, health, community development and sports-focused projects.
National Museum Wales has received more than £1.9 Million since 2014. This funding has supported a range of projects, including helping make the Big Pit National Coal Museum dementia friendly.
Many smaller good causes, nearby to the winning postcode sector, have benefited from the support of players too. Blenheim Road Community Primary School received £1,000 for outdoor learning resources, and Torfaen Citizens Advice Bureau's Smart About Money project was able to help provide more people in crisis or facing homelessness with debt, benefits, tenancy and budgeting guidance and support thanks to a grant of £20,000.