Excitement In Edinburgh
A trio of lucky neighbours in Edinburgh have started their week on a high after scooping today's £30,000 Street Prize. Their winning postcode, EH4 6JX, netted each of them a thrilling £30,000 cheque.
Every day throughout our November draws we'll announce one postcode as a £30,000 Street Prize winner. Each player in that lucky postcode will win £30,000 for every ticket they hold.
Ann and her daughter Zoe were two of our lucky winners. The pair found out how much they'd won on Ann's front doorstep. Ann couldn't believe their luck. She said, "Oh my God, oh my God, I'm absolutely shaking all over. Things like this don't happen to us." Zoe added, "I'm shocked, amazed and delighted - it's going to change a lot of things in my life."
The mother and daughter were delighted that they'd both won. Zoe said, "We both enjoy holidays together and we do quite a lot together, so it's really nice to be able to share this."
Ann has lived on the street for over 40 years and plans to treat her whole family with her windfall. She said, "My other two daughters are excited as well, and I said I'll treat them too. It makes it more special when you can share it as a family."
Zoe, who works as an architectural manager for a software company, can now go on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. She said, "I've got a big birthday coming up in a year's time and I was saving up to hopefully go to New York for Christmas and New Year. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to save enough. It's definitely going to become a reality now - I can take myself and my family." Her mum, Ann, grinned and added, "And now you can go to a fancy hotel."
Zoe has always wanted to experience New York during the festive period after seeing the US city on TV and in movies. She said, "I was hoping to go at wintertime to go and see the skating rink and spend New Year in Times Square. It looks like a really exciting place to go."
Ann intends to take a sunny holiday abroad with the whole family next year. She said, "When we all get together at Christmas, we'll probably plan something. A summer holiday maybe for next year, that would be special."
£30,000 will make a big difference to Zoe when helping out her two sons. She said, "My son is a student at university and my other son is applying to university. It's expensive! They don't get much money and it means it's going to make it easier for them."
Ann has been playing the lottery for over 12 years and likes how players of the lottery raise money for charity. She makes a donation around the festive season and intends to make a bigger contribution this year. She said, "I always give to Cash for Kids and Crisis at Christmas, so this year I'll be able to give them a bit more."
To celebrate their win, the pair are going to pop open a bottle of fizz. Ann said, "We'll get some bubbly on ice. We said we'd have a bottle of prosecco or a bottle of champagne depending on how much we won. It'll definitely be a bottle of champagne now!"
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt sent her well-wishes to all our winners. She said, "I'm absolutely delighted for our three lucky players in Edinburgh! It was really special to be able to surprise Ann and Zoe and hear about their amazing holiday plans. A massive congratulations to each of the winners, I hope they celebrate tonight and enjoy spending the cash."
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Planet Trust. Through regular grant funding, this trust supports organisations like African Parks, Marine Conservation Society and The Wildlife Trusts, working to protect and promote our environment and wildlife.
Lucky winners aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. With 33% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, our amazing players have raised more than £800 Million for over 9,000 deserving causes to date.
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