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Postcode Millions

Blackburn Bonanza!

21 December 2019 - BB2 4FW - Blackburn - £3 Million

It will be a Christmas to remember for ten neighbours in Blackburn who have won a stunning £150,000 each.

Their postcode, BB2 4FW, was announced as the winner of December's Postcode Millions prize!

One winner, Elsie, lost her husband this year. She wasn't looking forward to Christmas but said the win cheered her up no end, "It means everything. I can't express how happy I am and knowing that it goes to good causes makes it so great.

"I know my husband James is looking down on me. I'll definitely be treating my daughters and granddaughters."

Very Special Plans

Elsie has some more very special plans for her win, "My brother died in Orkney during the war. They have his name on a memorial there but I've never been, so I'll be able to go up and see it for myself now."

Nigel was another winner. He is going to be able to retire thanks to his win. Nigel said, "I'm going to go into work on Monday and tell them I'm leaving. I've worked in the same place for over 10 years and they're a great company but I'm ready for retirement.

"My wife Catherine and I will need to sit down and have a good chat. She's always dreamed of a trip on the Orient Express, so we might actually do that."

Keri burst into tears when her cheque was revealed. She said, "I honestly would have been delighted with £776, but this is unbelievable. I'm going to pay off my mortgage - being mortgage free would be a dream."

Our winner Martin has won at a very helpful time. He's about to move with his family to South Wales. He won £6,600 a few years ago when postcode sector BB2 4 was drawn as the winner of the same Postcode Millions prize!

He said, "It's fair to say I'm lucky now. It's just incredible, you get all sorts of numbers in your mind but not that amount."

It Feels Like A Dream

Kellie was joined by her husband Martin when she was presented with her cheque and they were both blown away by the amount.

Martin said, "It's Kellie's 40th next year so we'll definitely use some of the money to take an amazing holiday to celebrate. We got married in Jamaica, so I think we'll go back there."

Kellie added, "It feels like a dream! I'm so happy for everyone else in the street winning too. It's incredible that so many of us have won this amount. Our daughter Nicole will get an extra special Christmas present this year and we'll have a bottle of champagne with the family to celebrate tonight."

Craig is another one of our players winning for a second time. He said, "I won over £6,000 a few years ago and thought lightning wouldn't strike twice but kept playing to support the charities who receive money. I can't believe I've won again and so much more this time.

"Last time I won, my partner and I went to Cuba, so we'll need to think about where to go on holiday now. It's her birthday tomorrow and we're going to York, so I'll treat her to something special. It's the perfect time of year to win."

There were a further 1,691 players in the postcode sector BB2 4 who won a share of the total prize pot of £3 Million. Their winnings ranged from £776 to £4,656 depending on the number of tickets they played with.

Our presenter Judie McCourt was knocking on doors and handing out cheques. She said, "Congratulations to all of our winners in Blackburn! It was so lovely to meet some of them today and it sounds like there are some exciting plans coming up. I hope they all have a wonderful Christmas."

Good Causes Benefit

With People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. To date our players have raised over £500 Million for deserving projects around the world. 

This Postcode Millions prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Green Trust, which supports national charities such as The Conservation Volunteers and Keep Britain Tidy. These organisations promote the conservation and protection of native wildlife and habitats in Great Britain by encouraging enjoyment and promoting access to the outdoors.

Local charities win too! One charity in Blackburn that has received support is Opportunity Sports Foundation. The group was awarded £6,000 to provide young homeless people with vital services to gain housing and employment.

See more photos of our Blackburn winners in our December Postcode Millions album on Facebook.

Published: 21/12/2019

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