Islanders in North Uist and Berneray are celebrating after it was revealed in a Facebook Live video this evening that HS6 5 is the winning postcode sector of January's Postcode Millions prize.
The full winning postcode will be revealed on Friday 31st January. The £3 Million prize will be divided between each of our players in the postcode sector. Those playing with the full winning postcode will take home the biggest cheques. Prize amounts will be published at 2.00pm in the Lottery Results section of our website and on social media.
It is the first time the Postcode Lottery team have visited the Western Isles and a special event is being held at Carinish Village Hall to mark the occasion.
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Danyl Johnson will be on hand to reveal the prizes and hand over cheques. Danyl said, "I thought this job had taken me all over Britain, but I have never travelled to the Outer Hebrides before. I have heard so much about the islands and I can't wait to get there. Handing out cheques will make the trip even more special. It's going to be a day to remember for everyone involved. I reckon there'll be a real party atmosphere at the village hall. Congratulations to everyone in North Uist and Berneray - I'll see you soon!"
The islands are renowned for their landscape of white sandy beaches, lochans and machair - a rare coastal habitat known for its vast array of colourful wildflowers and abundant birdlife.
Good Causes Across Great Britain
At People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes directly to Charities, and our wonderful players have raised more than £500 Million to date for more than 7,500 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
This Postcode Millions draw was held on behalf of Postcode Animal Trust that supports charities which promote animal welfare and conservation.
Local good causes have also benefited from player support. Volunteering Hebrides recently received £19,861 to support people who are housebound due to physical or mental health issues. The project helped people who may otherwise have experienced social isolation to connect with each other.