Following last week's announcement that players in postcode sector SS13 2 have won £2 Million in People's Postcode Lottery's November Postcode Millions draw, the minimum prize has now been confirmed as £1,000.
Winners will gather on Saturday 29th November at Towngate Theatre, St Martin's Square from 11am – 1pm to celebrate the Postcode Millions cheque presentation. At that event, all winning players within postcode sector SS13 2 will learn just how much they have won. Those living in the full winning postcode, to be revealed on the day, will walk away with the lion's share of the £2 Million prize pot.
This is not the first time a Postcode Millions event has landed in Essex, with £2 Million wins in Brentwood and Chelmsford in the last 15 months.
In August 2013, Tracie Barry, who plays with two tickets, was delighted to win a whopping £666,666 at the Postcode Millions event in Chelmsford. Tracie was one of 24 players in the area who won a share of £2 Million, and she described the feeling as empowering. "Winning with People's Postcode Lottery completely changed my life," she said. "As a single mum, it enabled me to put the brakes on a bit. I now work part time and can spend more time with my elderly father and will soon be moving into my fully renovated dream home in the country. I grew up in Basildon and am delighted that players in the area will be sharing £2 million. I hope it changes their lives as it changed mine."
It's not just players of People's Postcode Lottery who win with the charity lottery; charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally have now been awarded over £53.8 Million by players. The winners' celebration will see a number of supported charities in attendance, including Dementia Adventure, Depaul UK, Riding for the Disabled Association and Dogs Trust.
People's Postcode Lottery presenter Judie McCourt will be hosting the event and can't wait to meet the winners from Basildon. Judie said, "I've been to Essex twice already handing out huge cheques to some fantastic players. I'm delighted to be back again so soon meeting a whole new bunch of winners."
Winners, who have already been notified, are invited to attend the cheque presentation on Saturday 29th November from 11am.