£1 Million Prize
Brixworth's Millionaire Street
A pregnant NHS worker is one of a dozen neighbours celebrating today after their Brixworth postcode, NN6 9JW, was announced as a winner of our Millionaire Street prize.
Heather, who is expecting her second child, scooped a £76,923 cheque. Now the mum says her life-changing win will help her to spend more time with her husband Will and their daughter Theia. She said, "This [money] honestly couldn't have come at a better time. The baby is due in early September on the same week Theia starts school. It's all going on."
Healthcare worker Heather married NHS nurse Will two years ago and the caring couple plan to give a helping hand to their young family. Heather said, "Kids are so expensive. They grow out of their clothes so quickly and you just want to give them everything.
"We can buy a bigger car and it'll mean I can enjoy a year's maternity leave."
Their whopping win might also help Heather settle the argument about their future daughter's name. She said, "Me and my husband have different ideas about names, which wasn't the case with Theia. After winning this I think I'll be able to veto some names."
We contacted Heather a few days ago to let her know we'd be visiting her street, and all would be revealed then. Heather said, "Our street has a WhatsApp group chat and we'd all been chatting, wondering if it was real and how much we might have won.
"I seen a flood of red jackets and cameras going past my window and everyone was texting me asking if they'd knocked on my door yet.
"It was making me all hot and sweaty and I was already feeling like an oven."
Heather won't splash the cash but will treat herself to a pair of new shoes - but they won't be Louboutins. She said, "I'll buy a new pair of Crocs! I got a pair for when I'm out in the garden but now I wear them everywhere.
"I can wear them on a sunny holiday for my 30th birthday next year."
Another lucky neighbour was Jon, who couldn't believe his eyes after catching a glimpse of his £76,923 cheque.
The delighted dad is now hearing wedding bells, with Jon and fiancée Prue planning to tie the knot sooner than expected thanks to his massive windfall. Data analyst Jon said, "We've been engaged for five years, and we can accelerate plans for a wedding now.
"We've looked at venues and things, but we've never really tied anything down because of money really but this changes things."
Prue, who works as an underwriter, said, "We've been engaged for a long time, but to be fair we had our little boy, and all our money went to him. Now we can do something for us."
The stunned parents are also planning to redecorate their three-year-old son Noah's bedroom and throw a birthday party to remember. Prue said, "Noah turns four this month and we were already planning a party, but we can go a bit out there now and spend a bit more."
Across the road, Emma also scored a £76,923 prize after only recently signing up to play. The stunned mum-of-two exclaimed, "Oh my God, it's a phenomenal amount of money! I'm so glad we signed up in time."
Adventurous Emma said her bumper win will go towards travelling across the world with her husband Matt and their two sons, George and Max.
"We can start having adventures with the kids while they're still young. We've always wanted to go to New York, and we've got family in Australia so that's another option.
"Our future starts now."
Emma, who works as practice nurse in the local surgery, is also arranging a trip without the kids to Boston and Niagara Falls to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Trip Of A Lifetime
When rugby fan Phillip found out he'd won, he said, "That's better than a kick in the teeth, isn't it?"
Phillip thought the cash would help secure his plans for retirement alongside his wife of 53 years, Carol. Retired quantity surveyor Phillip said, "The pension is adequate but anything out of the ordinary has to come out of savings. This just reinforces our future - it makes everything that bit easier."
The pair have lived at the winning postcode for 40 years.
Northampton Saints supporter Phillip said the trip of a lifetime could now be on the cards now their luck's come in, "We might go to the Rocky Mountains in Canada, it looks lovely on the television."
Gillian was delighted to win alongside so many of her neighbours. The retired maths teacher said, "We're going to start celebrating tonight with the neighbours. We're very close in this street so I think we could have a street party!"
Jet-setter Gillian thought the win had come at a great time for her and her husband of 49 years, Geoff. She said, "It's our 70th birthdays this year so we can really celebrate. I think we'll go a nice holiday. We've been to New Zealand, the Caribbean, Maldives, Canada, St. Lucia - we'll have to look at a map and see where we haven't been!"
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Danyl Johnson said, "We had a spectacular day in Brixworth surprising a dozen lucky players. There was a real community spirit on Brackenborough as loads of neighbours gathered to cheer on the winners."
He added, "It's incredibly special to see neighbours winning together. But local charities in Northamptonshire also have something to celebrate, thanks to our players.
"People's Postcode Lottery players have raised more than £1.1 Billion for charities and thousands of local good causes. Neighbours win and charities win. That's what we're all about."
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Planet Trust (opens in a new tab). Supported by our players, this trust delivers grant funding to organisations that work to protect and promote our environment and wildlife. Benefiting charities include WWF-UK, Marine Conservation Society and The Wildlife Trusts.
Our players are raising funds for charities and good causes across Britain and around the world. To date, People's Postcode Lottery players have raised more than £1.1 Billion for thousands of deserving projects and organisations. That support is changing lives and making a huge difference every single day.
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