Rewards In York
A self-employed builder from York, who believes he has a psychic ability, says he knew in his head he'd won big. Mark, from Healey Grove, scooped £359,514 after YO31 9LW was revealed as the full winning postcode in our latest Postcode Millions draw. The father-of-four played with two tickets and so he received two cheques, each worth £179,757.
Mark said, "I actually wrote down three amounts on a piece of paper that I thought I'd win - two were low but then I wrote down £178,201 and I just thought that figure was the one. I wasn't far away. The only other person I showed this to was my son. I've been doing mediumship for a hobby.
"I've never won nothing in my life. I go to work everyday and look after my family. This lottery win will let my wife retire and I'll be able to help each of the children put down a deposit on a house because they are all renting at the moment."
Healey Grove had two other big winners who each received £179,757.
The World's Her Oyster
Childminder Donna plans to quit her job after her £179,757 win. She said, "I never dared to dream before but I can dream now. I'm going to use this to help me change career so I can do something I really love. First thing Monday morning I'm handing in my notice, there's no more wiping bums or noses for me. The world's my oyster now."
Donna, who has two children and five grandchildren, says she'll use the windfall to buy the home she's been renting for 19 years and deck it out with a hot tub. She added, "I'm euphoric! This cheque is getting framed and going in the garden so I can admire it from my hot tub. Myself and my kids are set up for life now."
Never Dreamed Of Winning
Carer Michelle, who's lived on Healey Grove for 12 years, reckons now would be a good time to finally buy her own home with her £179,757 prize.
The mother-of-two only signed up to play the lottery a few months ago. She said, "At the moment I'm doing two jobs and working 12 days straight sometimes. It'd be nice to not have to work that much. I could possibly buy my own place, which would be fantastic.
"I've got two grandchildren and one on the way, so I'll be able to help the kids out. It's a massive amount that I could never have dreamed of winning and I need to have a long serious sit down to think about what to do next."
The £3 Million prize pot was shared between 377 players throughout the YO31 9 postcode sector.
Players with a single ticket in the sector won £5,590. Players with two tickets scooped £11,180 and those with three tickets collected £16,770.
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Danyl Johnson said, "We've had fun knocking on the doors of some of the winners in York. With some big cash prizes being handed out this month, there'll be plenty to celebrate for the people in the winning postcode sector."
Charities And Good Causes
With a minimum of 32% of the ticket price going to good causes, players have raised over £438 Million for thousands of deserving projects to date.
The Postcode Millions prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Local Trust, which provides grants of up to £20,000 to community groups. The Snappy Trust in York received £6,000 this year from Postcode Local Trust to fund a sensory garden.
Check out more pictures of lucky winners from York in our Facebook Postcode Millions Photo Album.
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