What A Win For Hull
Six People's Postcode Lottery players in Hull got the surprise of their lives when they discovered their lucky postcode had landed each of them cheques for £30,000 and a £5,000 holiday. The neighbours scooped their prizes after HU3 5DY was drawn as today's winner.
Adam, a dad-of-two, is planning to purchase a memorial for his late son. He said, "We lost our son, Adam, six years ago, who was a twin to our daughter Eve. We haven't been able to afford to buy him a headstone or anything.
"The twins were born three-and-a-half-months premature, and Adam passed away after four days, and it was a really difficult time for all of us. We wanted a place which was special, and we have been saving a bit for a memorial but it's really hard at the moment to actually keep your savings. But now with this, we can give him a place to rest, because we just couldn't afford it."
Moments after Adam received his winning cheques he shouted to his family, "We're going to Disney World!" The cash windfall will make a big difference to Adam's family. He said, "We haven't been able to afford a holiday because our wages go on everything.
"I'd love to take my kids to Florida. They've never really been anywhere - they've been to the seaside, but they've never been anywhere special. It's not just the kids, I really to want to go to Disney too."
Adam's wife Dawn has struggled with chronic pain in her back and hips due to complications from the twin's birth. Adam continued, "It'll be nice for her to sit down and relax on a beach and not have to worry about anything because she's an absolutely unbelievable mother, so she needs it."
The Hull dad also said his winnings will make his dream of owning a farm come true. Adam explained, "We've been planning on starting a farm, to help teach kids about food, where food comes from, animals and nature. I've always wanted to live on a farm and help people. It's something that I've always wanted to do and losing our son made it even more of a goal. I managed to get an acre of land and two 40-foot containers and some bits and bobs and that was without any money. So, this will help make the farm, named Eden's Farm, a reality."
It Means The World
Adam celebrated with next-door neighbour Donna, who also won £35,000 in prizes. She's now on the lookout for a new caravan and making some home improvements with her winnings. Donna said, "It means the world - we can do so much with the money and more. I can get a top-of-the-range caravan.
"I can also go to Zanzibar. I've wanted to go there since we started going away, me and my partner. The beaches, everything, that'll be lovely."
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Judie McCourt said, "A massive congratulations to our six lucky winners in Hull! It was so lovely to meet Adam and Donna and it was amazing to hear what a difference it will make to their lives.
"I hope they all enjoy celebrating tonight, spending the cash, and have a great time on holiday."
Good Causes Everywhere
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode International Trust (opens in a new tab), which provides regular grant funding to organisations that work to alleviate poverty, hunger and enable food security. Supported charities include Action Against Hunger, ActionAid and British Red Cross.
With 33% of the ticket price going to deserving projects, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised more than £1 Billion for thousands of charities and good causes across Great Britain, as well as internationally.
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