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Street Prize

£150,000 For Stockport

08 January - SK3 9EN - Stockport - £30,000

One lucky £30,000 winner of People's Postcode Lottery from Stockport was dancing in the street after he found out how much he'd won.

Dance enthusiast Dominic Dempsey was one of four winning residents from Roscoe Street.

The neighbours, who play with the postcode SK3 9EN, scooped a People's Postcode Lottery's Street Prize today.

This weekend featured the first £30,000 Street Prizes of 2017's brand new prizeplan. Yesterday, players in Tamworth won big too.

Dominic, a mechanical engineer by day, wowed Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt with his dance moves and wants to use his winnings to improve his skills.

"I have been learning Brazilian Zouk for the past five years and it’s changed my life. This win means that I can travel to Brazil to learn from one of the top teachers. It’ll be intensive, like the training for Strictly Come Dancing. Eventually I'd like to start up a dance group in Stockport for people who want to learn something new."

Dominic's neighbour Keely Ney, a waitress in Stockport, scooped £60,000 by playing with two tickets.

She said, "I signed up before Christmas but it's been such a busy time that I had forgotten about it so when I got the cheque I was gobsmacked. It's hard to get my head around it because I never thought I'd have that much money at once."

Keely, who is a mother of three, plans to spend her cash on a holiday, new car, and home improvements.

There were two other £30,000 winners on the street who were unavailable to receive their cheques, but their winnings will be paid directly into their bank accounts.

Judie said, "It's always great meeting our winners, and dancing with Dominic on his doorstep will be a moment I won't forget."

More than £168 Million has been raised to date by players of People's Postcode Lottery for over 2,800 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

A project near Stockport that has received support from players is Jump Space, which was awarded more than £15,000 in 2015 to provide bespoke trampoline equipment for people with disabilities.

Published: 08/01/2017

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