Cheques For Chesterfield
A whopping 333 Chesterfield residents who play People's Postcode Lottery shared a massive £3 Million prize pot at January's Postcode Millions party.
The full winning postcode, S40 3AR, landed three lucky players £277,356 each - the biggest prizes of the day!
The other players in postcode sector S40 3 shared the remaining cash, with prizes ranging from £6,005 to £18,015.
One lucky player, Michael, was one of the three on the winning street who landed £277,356. He was joined by his wife Viv at the event. He said, "This has come at such a good time for us. We are thinking about moving to a bungalow due to my health, but want to stay nearby, so this is going to be a massive help in allowing us to do that.
"My daughter is also expecting a baby in a few weeks – our first grandchild – so it's fantastic we'll be able to help them out a bit too."
The two other winners of £277,356 were unavailable to receive their cheques on the day, but their winnings will be paid directly into their bank accounts.
Liam, who took to the stage to receive a cheque for £6,005, has got a very special plan for his winnings. His 4-year-old daughter Lilia, who has cerebral palsy, needs a new wheelchair.
Liam said, "This means so much to us. Lilia has just grown out of her wheelchair and my wife Amy and I have just ordered her a new one, which costs just over £6,000 so it couldn't have come at a better time.
"We also take Lilia to America for therapy twice a year which costs thousands of pounds and we're about to hold a special fundraising event for that and 250 people are coming. The people of Chesterfield are so supportive of our family and we're pleased that so many people have won here today."
Denise and her husband Keith also celebrated after finding out she'd won £12,010. Denise, who was recently made redundant, is thrilled with her win.
She said, "It's been emotional. Keith shed a tear when I got my cheque. I was literally made redundant just before I found out my postcode was a winner. This will really help us and it'll give me a nice buffer until I can find a new job. Keith and I will definitely go away somewhere nice on holiday as a treat."
It's not just players who win with People's Postcode Lottery as a minimum 32% from each ticket goes directly to charity. Over £263 Million has so far been raised by players buying tickets, which has supported over 4,000 good causes in Great Britain and internationally.
A number of local projects near Chesterfield have received support from players, including Inspire Community Garden, which was awarded £1,500 last year to improve access to its facilities close to the town centre of Chesterfield.
You can see more photos of the Chesterfield winners in our January Postcode Millions Facebook Gallery.
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