Prizes Won In Kennington
Thirteen thrilled neighbours in Kennington scooped a whopping £30,000 each, thanks to their lucky postcode. That amounts to a massive £390,000 in prize money for one street!
What a weekend for the Guernsey Way winners, whose incredibly lucky postcode, TN24 9LW, won Sunday's Street Prize.
April works at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, one of People's Postcode Lottery's supported charities.
She said, "I signed up because I know that so much money goes to good causes, so it didn't really matter if I won or not – I can't believe that I actually have. I think my husband Pete and I will put a bit towards paying off the mortgage, and then we'll have a fantastic Christmas and treat ourselves and our family to things we wouldn't normally buy."
Single mum Erika, who works as a carer, would like to spend her winnings on a new home. She said, "I cried when I saw the cheque for £30,000. I have two kids and being a single mum means it's hard to save money to buy a house, but this will definitely help with that. It's my little girl's birthday soon so I'll plan a nice party for her."
It was an emotional experience for Jessica. She said, "When I saw the people with red coats arrive on the street I had to tell myself to keep calm. I thought maybe I'd won £1,000, but when I opened the cheque and saw the extra zeros it was just so exciting. I'm going to visit my brother in South Africa and I'll spoil my husband with a nice holiday."
Nicola, Claire, Susan, and Barry picked up amazing £30,000 prizes too. Six other winners on the street were unavailable to receive their cheques from Street Prize Presenters Jeff Brazier and Danyl Johnson, but their winnings will be paid directly into their bank accounts.
Jeff Brazier said, "What an amazing sum of money for one street. Danyl and I were rushed off our feet delivering golden cheques along Guernsey Way. Thanks to the winning players for making it a fun day."
It's not just players who win with People's Postcode Lottery, as at least 31% of the ticket price goes directly to charities. Over £246 Million has so far been raised by players, which has supported over 3,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A player-supported cause close to Kennington is Wye Community Farm. The project was awarded £1,600 this year to install renewable energy at the site.
Also this weekend, there were happy winners in Hornchurch after RM11 1GU was drawn in Saturday's Street Prize and lucky Lancaster players shared a whopping £3 Million.
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