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£1 Million Prize

Sutton Coldfield Millionaire Street

06 January 2024 - B74 2EA - Sutton Coldfield - £1 Million

A winning dad is putting his money where his mouth is - by splashing out on a new tooth for his daughter.

Kevin got an SOS call from his girl after she cracked a back molar the night before he landed a £142,857 windfall from People's Postcode Lottery.

Now kind-hearted Kevin has vowed to spend hundreds from his winnings on a crown for Donna.

The office worker, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, said, "My daughter phoned me last night on the way home from work to tell me that she had cracked one of her back molars and asked what she could do. She's going to need a crown - and she'll get one now."

Lovely Doubly

Kevin and his partner Rita each won £142,857 after they both signed up to play because they wanted to help charities.

They shared the £1 Million jackpot with five neighbours in Sutton Coldfield after their postcode B74 2EA landed our weekly Millionaire Street prize today. Every ticket was worth £142,857.

Dad-of-two Kevin said, "This is ridiculous, this never happens to us. I'm in shock."

Retired retail worker Rita said, "It's always us two that never wins anything. But with this, I said that no matter how much it was, it would be wonderful and more money than we had yesterday."

The couple - who each have two children and two grandchildren - revealed their double win has come as they celebrate 23 years together. Now they've vowed to help their families, as well as boosting breaks to Belfast this weekend and Kalamaki on the Greek isle of Zante later in the year.

Kevin added, "We've been together for 23 years this weekend, but this is the icing on the cake. This will be the best year by far."

And Rita hinted at a little treat for herself. She said, "I might have a diamond ring. Diamonds are my favourite."

A Day To Remember

Across the road, Gabrielle revealed that husband Pete only found out she played People's Postcode Lottery after she got a call to say she'd won.

Gobsmacked Gabrielle, who broke down when her cheque was revealed, said, "Pete didn't even know I was playing. He only found out when I got the phone call. I said, 'I've just won the People's Postcode Lottery,' and he said, 'What is that?' I feel fantastic. I can't get over it. Never in a million years did I think it would be this much. This is a day to remember."

Retired sheet metal worker Pete said, "This is phenomenal - like a dream come true. It's a good job I took my blood pressure tablets this morning! When we woke up this morning I wondered if we had been dreaming. It doesn't seem real."

The couple now plan to upgrade a Barbados cruise they have planned with friends to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary - by swapping their inside cabin for a balcony room.

Then they'll pay to take their two children, their partners, and their three grandchildren on a family holiday to Salou, on Spain's Costa Daurada, in July. And they'll round off 2024 in style by rebooking a New Year break they've just returned from at Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with an 18-strong family group.

Gabrielle, a financial operations manager with Birmingham City University, said, "Dreams have come true today. We're going on a cruise to Barbados to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We've got an inside cabin. Now we'll upgrade to a balcony cabin.

"We've got the family going to Salou in July. Nine of us - we'll pay for that. And we'll pay for all the family to go away again at the end of the year to Bluestone."

She added, "You hear about people winning around areas miles and miles away, but you never think it will happen to yourself."

Feline Groovy

A few doors away, retired National Express manager Michael was presented with his cheque and then declared, "What a lovely New Year present this is."

Now he and his wife Julie are thinking about buying a pedigree Maine Coon cat after losing their previous pet, Sophie.

Michael said, "Last year we lost our pedigree cat, Sophie. We'd hope to replace her with another Maine Coon cat. They're originally from America, but there are lots of breeders here now. They're very intelligent, unique cats - and very loving."

But Michael, who likes to support animal charities, is feline like another purchase, a new Alfa Romeo.

He said, "I already have an Alfa Romeo and I won't get rid of it. But I would like to buy another one."

Wife Julie, a retired university executive PA, added, "I'd like to go to Italy. We haven't been there for a few years. I quite like Tuscany."

Turbo-Charged Travel Plans

Across the street, winner Sue revealed she and her husband Mark already have four holidays booked so far this year. Now they plan to turbo-charge their travel plans.

Royal Mail catering assistant Sue said, "This is so wonderful. I'm overwhelmed, I just want to cry. It's like having my children all over again.

"My husband just said last week, 'Why don't they come knocking on our door?' and now you have."

The couple are already looking forward to Fuerteventura, the Greek isle of Kos, then Cyprus before celebrating Mark's 65th birthday with a trip to Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, to round off the year.

Royal Mail heavy goods driver Mark said, "We love our holidays. We had five last year. But this will help."

The couple also plan to support their two children and three grandchildren - as well as tart up the house and replace a back garden fence.

Mark said, "We can help the kids out and the fence is cream-crackered."

Sue added, "This is truly, absolutely brilliant. Just after Christmas as well."

Right Up Our Streetly

All the neighbours signed up for People's Postcode Lottery because they wanted to help local, national and international charities.

And, right on their doorstep, The Streetly Sports and Community Association has been awarded £80,000 by Postcode Community Trust.

Mark Welch, Centre Manager at The Streetly Association, said, "Thanks to today's funding, we can upgrade the community hall facilities, and add dressing rooms and additional seating into the theatre hall.

"While we have lots of fitness activities going on at the sports centre, this will enable us to bring the community together in a different way, using performance arts and even hosting tribute nights.

"We've also been working on fixing the many potholes in our car park and adding more spaces, which are needed for our older visitors. The project was put on hold last year as there wasn't enough funding - but we can definitely finish it now."

The Sutton Coldfield-based charity, which has been running for more than 50 years, is dedicated to bringing the local community together, welcoming up to 4,000 people through the doors every week.

They host over 60 different activities to tackle social isolation and loneliness in the area. All of this is supported by monthly trips and seasonal events, such as the annual Summer Festival and classic car show.

Mark added, "I haven't stopped smiling since receiving the call from the Postcode Community Trust. To receive such an immense amount of funding is just incredible, and we will certainly put it to good use."

Other charities in the Sutton Coldfield area receiving funding thanks to Saturday's Millionaire Street prize win include:

  • Home-Start Birmingham North West - £40,000 All Home-Starts offer locally trained volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to families in their own homes.

  • The James Brindley Foundation - £20,000 The James Brindley Foundation exists to bring an end to youth violence through education, legislation and media.

  • Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall Ltd - £20,000 Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall provides free, confidential and impartial advice for people in Sandwell and Walsall no matter what problems they may have.

  • The Thomas Project - £20,000 The Thomas Project aims to bring the community together to tackle loneliness and isolation and to help those experiencing hardship, need and distress.

All funding was awarded by Postcode Community Trust (opens in a new tab).

Good Causes Everywhere

Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Education Trust (opens in a new tab). Supported by our players, this trust delivers grant funding to organisations that provide education, particularly in emergency situations. Benefiting charities include AfriKids, War Child and Save the Children.

With 33% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £1.2 Billion for thousands of deserving causes and projects across Great Britain and around the world. Our players are making a difference every day for a wide range of amazing organisations.

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Published: 06/01/2024

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