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Joy In Beccles

03 December 2022 - NR34 9RS - Beccles - £3.2 Million

People throughout the town of Beccles are celebrating today after finding out that their postcode sector of NR34 9 was the winner of our latest Postcode Millions. A total of 655 people scooped a share of a £3.2 Million prize.

The lion's share of the money was won by ten people playing with the full winning postcode of NR34 9RS. Eight of the winners each received a cheque for £133,333, while the remaining two winners doubled their prizes to £266,666 thanks to playing with two tickets.

Our winners included:

  • Zoe, a mum-of-four and newlywed
  • Glyn and Linda, a retired married couple
  • Alice, a retired secretary and grandmother
  • Mandy, a children's book author and illustrator
  • Cheryl, a dinner lady and mum-of-three

A Dream Honeymoon

Zoe was joined by her husband Dan when she found out she'd won £133,333, and the couple are planning their dream honeymoon and a jolly Christmas.

Zoe said, "I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow and think, 'Did I dream that? That was a dream'. This amount means so much to our family."

Dan said, "We got married in June and we never had a honeymoon after a budget wedding in our local pub." Zoe has a dream destination in mind. She said, "I've always wanted to go to Italy, but we knew we'd never be able to afford to go anywhere other than twenty minutes down the road. Italy was always just a dream."

The couple thought their win would make an almighty difference to their festive season. Zoe said, "This money will make life so much easier! Recently it's been a struggle, as I'm not working at the moment, because I'm looking after the babies, and we've only got one wage coming in.

"That's what has been really sad because the kids had done their list for Santa and our teenager wanted a new phone and our son wanted a Fitbit, and we were trying to look for second-hand and didn't think we'd be able to do it. Now we can treat them to what they want."

An Early Christmas

Married couple Glyn and Linda thought that Christmas had come early after they scooped a massive £399,999 between them.

Glyn said, "It's Christmas all in one. It feels as if the whole world has opened up to us. It's a wonderful surprise."

Linda added, "It's maybe not going to change our lives because we are retired, but it certainly is going to change our children's lives, and that's all you want as parents at the end of the day."

Along with helping their son and daughter, the couple can now go on their "bucket list of holidays". This list includes watching the Northern Lights while taking a cruise around the Norwegian Fjords and travelling as far as Mexico and Australia.

Linda joked, "We won't need to travel in economy class. It's unthinkable."

Winning Together

Mandy won alongside her mother-in-law, Alice. Alice said, "What a lovely Christmas present and it's great we won together.

"Now my children don't need to worry about taking care of me, I think someone up there is looking after me."

Mandy added, "We've had a rough year, but things have definitely just got better. Our luck has turned, I keep getting the giggles.

"My mother-in-law was kind enough to let us stay with her during a house move, hence why I started playing with her postcode. It's fate, you never know what lies around the corner."

Mandy also said, "This is like my perfect Christmas present, I've always wanted to publish my second book independently and print it locally, I think it's important to keep the local printers running and this will help me to do that."

A Special Treat

Another winner, Cheryl, described her £133,333 windfall as "life-changing". Along with getting a house extension, she can now take her family on a dream holiday. She said, "We can do up the loft and add two extra bedrooms for the kids. We'd love to take them to Disney World, Florida, where we got married 17 years ago!"

Cheryl's son celebrated his second birthday at the weekend and had asked his mum and dad for a special treat. Cheryl's husband, Stuart, said, "We were talking about taking him to the aquarium because he loves the fish, but the option was to take him to Pets at Home because it was cheaper. So, now we can take him to the proper one."

The remaining 645 winners playing across the postcode sector received cheques ranging from £2,139 to £12,834, depending on how many tickets they played with.

People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Danyl Johnson was in Beccles to meet some of our lucky winners. He said, ""It was absolutely amazing to visit and surprise some of our winners on their doorstep just weeks before Christmas. There was such a lovely atmosphere on the street with plenty of cheques, hugs and Christmas cheer.

"With so many people getting cheques in the NR34 9 postcode area I'm sure there will be plenty of celebrations going on across Beccles!"

Thousands Of Deserving Projects

Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Children Trust (opens in a new tab), which funds charities that inspire and support children and young people to make the most of their lives and opportunities within their communities. Organisations that benefit include Young Lives vs Cancer, Magic Breakfast, and Whizz-Kidz.

The Suffolk Befriending Scheme is a charity close to the winners that has benefited from money raised by players. Last year, it received £19,786 to help fund training for its befriending services for vulnerable and isolated people in Suffolk, especially those with learning disabilities, ill mental health and the elderly.

With People's Postcode Lottery, 33% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Our players have funded thousands of deserving projects and raised more than £1 Billion for community groups and charitable organisations.

If you haven't signed up to play yet, it's quick and easy to join the fun. Winning postcodes are announced every single day and we have thousands of happy winners every week. See How It Works or check out the amazing Prizes which you could win.

Published: 03/12/2022

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