London Wins Lottery Loot
There were two lucky sets of winners this weekend, as the Saturday Street Prize landed in London and five happy players in Exmouth took home £5,000 Dream Holidays.
One player in London is delighted this week after winning £25,000 when their postcode, WC1N 3PR, was drawn as a winner in the Saturday Street Prize.
Our second set of lucky winners this weekend are from EX8 2HT in Exmouth, where an incredible five players won £5,000 Dream Holidays.
Patrick Whelan, 27, who plays with three tickets, won three Dream Holidays worth a total of £15,000. "This win is unbelievable. I am still in shock," said Patrick.
Patrick, a pharmacist, will be going to New York with his girlfriend Catherine in December. Patrick said, "This win will mean that we can have the holiday of a lifetime." Patrick continued, "We will be able to stay in a nicer hotel and see more shows; things that we couldn't have afforded before."
Jane Robinson, a community care worker, has just celebrated her 60th birthday in January. She said, "I vowed that this would be the year that I experience new things and see the world, and now I can."
Exmouth's third winner, Gladys Vickers, 89, only started playing in December and was shocked to hear she had won so soon. "I have only ever won £25 in my whole life, and that was in 1957!" laughed Gladys.
Gladys, a retired telephonist and receptionist, said, "I signed up because I wanted to support charities which ensure people benefit even if I didn't win."
Gladys will be sharing her prize with her two daughters, one son and two grandchildren. "My family are all coming over for Mothering Sunday, so I will surprise them then," said Gladys.
It's not just players that win with the People's Postcode Lottery. Players have raised £63.6 Million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. One charity local to Exmouth that received funding is Life Education Wessex, which received £5,500 from players for their Healthy and Happy for Life project. Life Education Wessex provides unique health and drug prevention education to children aged 3 to 13 and addresses social issues and pressures facing children as they make the transition from childhood to adolescence.
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