Overwhelmed In Orrell
It's an outstanding day in Orrell for 19 lucky players, all thanks to their postcode. Each of our winners picked up a £30,000 cash prize for every ticket they played with in WN5 0DN. 17 neighbours each won £30,000, and the remaining two each took home £60,000 as they played with two tickets.
This is the largest number of players in a single postcode to win our Street Prize since we began knocking on doors, ringing bells and delivering golden envelopes in 2005.
The Best Feeling
One family described their win as "life-changing" and "the best feeling in the world," as Ian, his wife Susan and their daughter Sarah each won a £30,000 cheque.
It'll certainly help to make life a little easier for the busy household. Susan said, "Sarah lives with us along with her two teenage children. So, we're bringing up two families in the one house and with the electric and gas prices rising, this is a huge security blanket." Ian added, "It's a massive thing. It'll take the pressure off."
The retired couple are planning to make two special occasions even more memorable now. Susan said, "We have our 50th anniversary next year along with my 70th birthday. There's plenty to celebrate and now we can make it extra special."
Sarah, who works as a cleaner, had to dash off to work. She said, "I'll not be able to concentrate at work, this really is completely shocking."
The family were overjoyed that so many of their neighbours also shared in the good fortune. Ian said, "It's amazing for the community, it's the cream on top of the cake."
Another £30,000 winner was Scott, a social care worker. The dad-of-two only signed up to play after his manager won a share of the £7.9 Million prize in our April Postcode Millions.
Scott said, "I'm overwhelmed. It's not sunk in yet. My boss happened to win around £30,000 on the Postcode Lottery in Lowton, so I thought I'd give it a go."
Scott and his wife Rachel are planning to use their windfall to treat their two children. Scott said, "We can spoil them. I want to take the girls away on holiday but firstly I'm just going to take them to The Trafford Centre and let them pick whatever they want."
Neighbour Cheryl was left dumbfounded at winning £60,000 after having a run of bad luck. She said, "My mum lives in France and flew over so we could go to Tenerife together, but our holiday got cancelled for the third time due to COVID. We thought this is just not meant to be.
"We were meant to be lying on a beach when my luck turned and I got a call saying I'd won, and the Postcode Lottery would be coming to our street."
Cheryl and her husband Mark are hoping to purchase something special with their cash prize. She said, "We were thinking of buying a cheeky campervan. It would be great to be able to get away and go on adventures with our teenage son and black Labrador."
Mark was surprised when he found out how many people had won on Silverdale Road. He said, "19 people winning on our street is just incredible and it'll really make a huge difference."
Mark also bagged a £30,000 cheque and is planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip with his wife Julie. Mark, who works as a van driver, said, "I'm absolutely over the moon. We're going to do quite a lot with this."
Julie said, "A world cruise is definitely on our list, and when we retire that will be one of our plans. We are looking for early retirement, so this will help us along.
"We'll definitely be going to see Minnie and Mickey in Disneyland again, too. I'm sure a few of our grandkids will have a say in it."
Julie was quick to add that she'd also like to buy some new shoes. The couple burst into laughter at this suggestion, with Mark exclaiming, "No, you've already got a hundred pairs of shoes!"
The grandparents were delighted for their neighbours. Julie said, "We know a lot of the street and there's been quite a few of us who have been extremely lucky today. And to be a part of that, it's really, really special."
Dream Come True
Lucky Joanne played with two tickets and said her "dream has come true" after seeing her super £60,000 cheque. She was with her fiancé Dean when Judie revealed her prize.
Joanne said, "We can do lots of things now. We've been engaged for just over four years, so maybe we can get married now!" Dean added, "There's a lot of happiness in this street. We're sharing the happiness, sharing the joy."
Joanne couldn't wait to tell her family. She said, "My mum will scream from the rooftops."
£30,000 winner Wendy, a teaching assistant, told us that festivities were already underway in the street. She said, "We've already organised a celebration party."
Handing out cheques to our lucky Orrell winners was Street Prize Presenters Judie McCourt and Danyl Johnson. Judie said, "Neighbours winning together is what People's Postcode Lottery is all about, so I'm delighted we were able to deliver some fantastic news to so many people in Orrell today.
"It was a pleasure to meet our lucky winners and hear their plans for the cash - I'm sure there's going to be plenty of celebrations happening on Silverdale Road over the next few days!"
Thousands Of Deserving Projects
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode International Trust, which provides regular grant funding to organisations that work to alleviate poverty, hunger and enable food security. Supported charities include ActionAid, British Red Cross and Mary's Meals.
With People's Postcode Lottery, 33% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Our players have funded over 9,000 deserving projects across Britain and around the world.
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