Lady Luck Lands In Leeds
Eleven York Road neighbours in Leeds got the surprise of their life when they discovered their lucky postcode had landed them £30,000 prizes. Two players doubled their cheques to £60,000 thanks to playing with two tickets. The postcode LS9 0HH was announced as a winner of our Saturday Street Prize.
Winner Rachel scooped £60,000 as she plays with two tickets. Rachel said, "It's absolutely amazing. I have three kids so it will be really nice to treat them and all go off on a family holiday somewhere. I'm sure they'll pick where - I think they're already planning!"
Lucky player David and his wife Hannah also have their sights on somewhere sunny with their £30,000 win. Hannah said, "We're going to book a cruise for the end of the year for our anniversary! We can't wait - it's amazing that this means we can do it."
David signed up to play because of the money that goes to charity. He said, "I've had so much support from charities since I retired from the armed forces so I really just wanted to give back and support others through playing. It makes it even more unreal that we've got this win."
He added, "It's actually our last month at this address before we move house, so we're feeling very lucky."
Prize winner Mark is still deliberating whether to be sensible or have a splurge with his money. He exclaimed, "I'll either pay off my mortgage or treat everybody – and myself!"
Mark also talked about his delight at winning with his neighbours. He said, "People in Leeds are generous, sociable people, so I think like me my neighbours have all signed up to help the charities that are supported and I'm so, so pleased that they've won too."
Neighbour Jacqueline knows exactly what she's going to spend her win on. She said, "Me and my husband Ronald would love to visit our daughter in New Zealand, that's the main thing we really want to do - but it'll all go to good use!"
Winner Amanda and her husband Peter are also going to be able to fulfil a dream thanks to the £30,000 windfall. Peter said, "We've always wanted a caravan. We've been going to Primrose Valley on the east coast nearly all of our lives and it's our dream to have a caravan there so it's fantastic we'll finally be able to do that."
Lucky winners Kathy and Michael were among the remaining winners who landed the prize.
Street Prize Presenters Judie McCourt and Matt Johnson were in Leeds to hand out the golden envelopes. Judie said, "There's nothing better than seeing so many neighbours win together. I'm delighted for our players who have picked up a prize in Leeds today and it sounds like they've all got some exciting plans for their winnings."
Good Causes Worldwide
With 32% of the ticket price going to deserving projects, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised £427 Million for thousands of charities and good causes across Great Britain as well as internationally.
This draw was promoted on behalf of Crisis, which has been awarded over £3.2 Million in funding thanks to players. Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. Each year, the charity helps approximately 10,000 people through education, housing, employment and health services around the country.
Many local charities have also been supported by players, including The Works Skatepark Charity. Last year it received £6,700 to run a project for 5 to 16 year olds that tackles weekend and school holiday hunger by running a mixture of skateboarding and cooking sessions, so young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can learn how to cook and prepare a meal whilst having fun.
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