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£1 Million Prize

Newthorpe Millionaire Street

18 May 2024 - NG16 2BL - Newthorpe - £1 Million
Today's Millionaire Street prizes have landed in Newthorpe!

A MUM won a big prize in our lottery days before going on holiday to Dubai and said, "We'll have the best week of our lives."

Georgina said she'd make the family break a trip to remember after bagging a cheque for £83,333.

The university events coordinator had already booked the trip with her husband Paul, their son, and daughter - but will now boost it with unforgettable experiences.

Georgina, of Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, said, "I want to swim with dolphins, go up the Burj Khalifa, dine at a Michelin-star restaurant - and Paul wants to rent a yacht for a few hours.

Georgina and Paul plan dream holiday after Danyl Johnson unveils their cheque

"We'll have the best week of our lives."

Georgina landed the bumper windfall with 10 neighbours after NG16 2BL won our weekly Millionaire Street prize today. Every ticket was worth £83,333, but one player banked £166,666 as they played with two tickets.

Georgina said she had a feeling about her win after the Northern Lights appeared above the family bungalow on her birthday just days before.

She said, "I do get weird feelings. The Northern Lights were over my house on my birthday and now I've won the lottery.

"It feels surreal. I was waiting for Ant and Dec to leap out and say that this isn't real.

"I changed my outfit four times this morning, I haven't eaten anything, and I almost fainted on the doorstep. Then I realised I hadn't done my nails. It's all been very stressful."

She added, "Paul wants a new car, and my son would like a new pair of trainers. My daughter wants a pot for her earrings.

"I'd like a new bathroom. The shower fell off the wall last night. Paul's convinced I pulled it off, but I didn't pull it off."

And she laughed as she told of another little treat for herself. She said, "I'd quite like a ride-on lawnmower."

Cleaning firm owner Paul - who wants to upgrade his Land Rover - added, "We won't be able to top that for your 40th birthday now."

Georgina and Paul celebrate their win

Georgina told how the close-knit street would party to celebrate their wins.

She said, "I'm feeling shocked, but it's really nice to win alongside our neighbours. We've all been talking about new cars, holidays and camper vans.

Grandmother Diane said the street was buzzing after news of their win spread.

The retired private nursery manager said, "It's a very nice community and the neighbours are all lovely. I can't wait to share it with everyone. We can all get together and congratulate each other. We've all got Prosecco and Champagne and are going to gather out here later."

Diane and Paul will pimp their ride

Mum-of-two Diane and property refurbisher husband Paul are now dreaming of a big family holiday to Walt Disney World - and continuing to pimp-up their Peugeot Expert van into a camper van.

She said, "I've won big. I've won big, big. It's overwhelming, unbelievable. I can't take it all in. It's been a long wait and I never thought it would happen to me. I won £10 before, and even that felt fantastic.

"I'd like to go to Walt Disney World in Florida again. I'd like to do it with the whole family, it's one of my dreams.

"We like local festivals and things. We've always done camping. Now that Paul's semi-retired we're doing up the van so that it can still be a works van and a campervan."

She added, "The first thing I bought for my husband when I knew I had won was a dryrobe. I signed up to help charities, but also the chance of winning."

Janice had ordered a brand new BMW X1 weeks before her win - but has promised retired Rolls Royce engineer husband John new wheels for the VW van he camps in during carp fishing trips.

Retired B&Q worker Janice said, "We've got everything we want at our age. But this will be more comfort. We'll have a better, happier retirement.

Janice was ecstatic at winning her prize

"I'm still in shock, my heart's going! But it's nice - a lovely feeling. The cheque will be framed and is going up in the toilet."

She added, "It's brilliant to win with our neighbours, it's a brilliant community. The Champagne is already on ice."

Two doors down Linda plans to help out her two kids and five grandchildren - and may visit her brother in Perth, Australia.

The retired Morrisons shop worker said, "I didn't think it would be that much, but I'm really pleased.

"We'll look after the grandkids, and I've got a brother in Australia. We'll maybe go there. He's been back a few times and we've been there a few times."

Linda will share her cash with hubby and family

Husband Clive, a retired decorator, added, "We might turn left on the plane now - why not?

"This is something you dream about but never, ever think it is going to happen to you. It's more than I ever would have imagined."

Margaret told how she first signed up to play People's Postcode Lottery because players support Girlguiding - and she has been a Guide for more than seven decades.

The retired postmistress broke down after seeing her cheque - then said she and her husband Barry would share the prize with their two children and three grandchildren.

She said, "I'm so pleased at the amount of charities Postcode Lotteries support. That's important to me. And the fact that you've got Girlguiding - I've been a Guide for 74 years. I joined when I was six, I couldn't wait until I was seven. I've been a Brown Owl and district commissioner."

Margaret and her husband Barry were emotional about their win

She added, "We've been all round the world in 40 different countries. We need to do some decorating and new carpets, that's a priority for us. But we'll share it with all the family. We're going to treat them."

Residents on the winning street were all passionate about signing up for Postcode Lottery to support local, national and international charities.

Street pals all won together

And there was a £60,000 boost for one local organisation, Home-Start Nottingham, which helps hundreds of struggling young families every year.

The charity has helped over 5,000 families and 14,000 children since it was set up in 1978, and has seen more than 1,000 volunteers through the doors and into family homes in need of support.

Sara Leivers, Office Manager at Home-Start Nottingham, said, "We couldn't believe it when we received the news - we are so grateful to the players of People's Postcode Lottery."

Bolstered by its network of dedicated volunteers, Home-Start Nottingham offers expert support, advice and practical help to families with young children who are going through challenging times.

The charity's longest-standing volunteer, Margaret Ferguson, has been supporting families for almost 35 years, and has given over 5,000 hours of her time visiting families and helping them with whatever they need.

Charity hails cash award from Postcode Lottery players

Sara said, "Young families can face a number of issues, from postnatal depression and mental health issues, to simply needing someone to talk to and help with practical jobs, and we help where we can."

She added, "Volunteers like Margaret are our lifeline; we currently have 65 volunteers who come and support families in need. This money will be used to continue investing in our volunteer network - through training and further recruitment where needed."

Other local charities who benefitted from the Millionaire Street prize included:

  • Citizens Advice Central Nottinghamshire (known as Citizens Advice Broxtowe) - £60,000 This local charity provides impartial, free, independent and confidential advice to help people when they need it with issues including finances, housing, and employment. They also seek to influence policies to help reduce these problems in the long term.

  • Broxtowe Women's Project - £50,000 A support, advice and advocacy service for women and children affected by domestic abuse. They provide an outreach service, confidential helpline, wellbeing sessions and training courses aimed at empowering women to lead independent, safe and positive lives free from abuse.

  • Age Concern Eastwood (known as The Colin Dyson Social Centre for the over 60s) - £20,000 A social day centre where older people can enjoy various activities with lunch and refreshments. They have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers and volunteer drivers, enabling them to achieve their goal of helping older people in the community get out and about and find companionship.

All funding was awarded by Postcode Community Trust (opens in a new tab).

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Published: 18/05/2024

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