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£1 Million Prize

Heald Green Millionaire Street

30 March 2024 - SK8 3NS - Heald Green - £1 Million

A GRIEVING mum has thanked her late dad for winning a £100,000 lottery prize just two weeks after he died - and her son also scored the same whopping sum.

Tracy had just cancelled her dad's People's Postcode Lottery ticket before she got a phone call telling her she'd won the next day.

And the mum-of-three, surrounded by her family, wept when we revealed her postcode SK8 3NS had landed our £1 Million Millionaire Street prize in Heald Green, Greater Manchester, today.

Pennies From Heaven

When Tracy caught a glimpse of her winning cheque, she said, "That's me dad, that. He died two weeks ago. My dad's done this for me.

"It's bittersweet but my dad is shining down on me."

Dad-of-six Peter, who died at the age of 75, had played People's Postcode Lottery for years before Tracy followed suit and started playing.

Tracy had the difficult task of organising her beloved dad's finances following his passing. And it was only a day after she cancelled her dad's direct debits, which included his Postcode Lottery ticket, that she found out that our team would be turning up at her door.

Tracy's sister Adele said, "It's mad because she cancelled our dad's ticket the day before and then she got a phone call. It's like Dad's looking down on Tracy."

Adele believes their dad, who was a keen poker player, has passed on his 'golden luck'.

She said, "He loved his poker, and he won a golden ticket at a Bolton poker tournament, a few weeks before he died. Now Tracy's got one too."

Moments before our team turned up, Tracy said she experienced a good omen from her late father in the form of a robin.

The medical secretary said, "A robin came and sat next to me this morning in the garden, and it was like my dad was here."

Cash Call

Tracy's son Joe found out he'd also bagged a £100,000 cheque after his parents revealed his winning cheque over a FaceTime call.

Jet-setting Joe, who is currently travelling the Mediterranean, said the win was 'unbelievable' and 'life-changing'.

Joe said, "I still can't believe it. I couldn't hold the phone straight - my hands were shaking all over the place."

He added, "It's even more special to win it with my mum. She's had such a tough time recently and she deserves this more than anyone."

Joe, who was in Malta when he found out he'll be returning home to £100,000, has now travelled on to Sicily, and then he's heading to Northern Italy.

Joe's dad Neil added, "We're so happy for our son Joe. To win one hundred grand is amazing, and to win at his age is absolutely brilliant. He's coming back for his grandad's funeral and then we'll all be able to be together.

Joe, who works as a window fitter, said, "I can get on the property ladder, and if I have kids one day, it means I have that security behind me."

Before Joe moves out of his parents' house, he says another holiday to Asia is now on the cards.

He said, "I've just got into travelling and seeing different places in the last few years and now I could even look at going to Thailand for three weeks or so. It's surreal.

"I'll soon be back to normality and back to work, but this money might change a lot of things."

Tracy and hubby Neil also have travel plans of their own. Tracy said, "He's going to Ayia Napa with the lads in June, and us girls will go to Benidorm."

"My sister wants to go on a cruise, and I'm sure Neil and I will go on holiday together. I've always fancied Greece but never got there but we can do it now."

Neil, who works in sales, said the couple won't be retiring just yet. He said, "It'll definitely take the pressure off our jobs, we're not going to retire."

Tracy added, "I'll still work, I love my job. We'll put some of it away for a rainy day."

The couple say they'll be celebrating across the whole bank holiday weekend.

Tracy said, "The prosecco is going to pop in a minute. I don't care what time it is, it's popping. Then we're going for lunch and out for tea. I'm not cooking today."

Tracy and Joe were among ten winners on Greenhythe Road to win our weekly Millionaire Street prize. Each ticket was worth £100,000.

Tracy was delighted that many of her neighbours had also won. She said, "I'm so happy for the neighbours that have won too, for it to happen to people like us - who've never had that kind of money before - is just amazing."

Neighbours Kevin, Mervyn, Jennifer, Anne and Julie each celebrated winning a £100,000 cheque.

That's Wheely Big

Keen cyclist Kevin is now planning on spending his winnings on completing a house extension, treating his children, and splashing out on top-of-the-range road bikes.

He said, "It feels fantastic. It's something you never think will happen to you, but it has.

"My wife and I are cyclists so we can definitely buy two new bikes, and maybe we'll even go on a cycling holiday."

Made Up Mervyn

Mervyn ignored all our phone calls and emails before calling our Customer Experience team to see if his win was legitimate.

He said, "I couldn't believe it was real at first, so I talked to a nice chap on the customer care line, and he confirmed I'd won something.

"But to win £100,000 is just surreal. I can't get my head around it."

Vital Funding Boost

Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, first aid charity Millie's Trust has received £70,000 from Postcode Community Trust.

Set up by Joanne and Dan Thompson who tragically lost their nine-month-old daughter Millie in a choking accident in 2012, Millie's Trust aims to make first aid training affordable and accessible to everybody.

"Millie was the light in our life, it was incredibly tough when we lost her, and all so sudden. We wanted to do something in her honour, and hopefully preventing such a tragedy happening again," said Millie's parents, Joanne and Dan.

The Thompsons, who are also parents to Leo, 9, and Asher, 6, have channelled their personal story into making a difference for future generations and families - leading a successful nationwide campaign to introduce changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers.

Available to nurseries nationwide, Millie's Mark is a special endorsement which indicates that 100% of the staff have completed paediatric first aid training, with over 1,000 places across the UK proudly carrying the mark.

Initially offering first aid courses aimed at families with a focus on paediatric CPR training, Millie's Trust now also provides professional first aid training for businesses, schools and nurseries, as well as mental health first aid courses nationwide.

Millie's parents said, "We sometimes get messages from people who have done a course with us, and then applied the skills and saved a life."

The courageous couple added, "Our journey hasn't been easy but it's all worth it if we help save a life. And this funding, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, will enable us to do so much more."

Other charities in the Stockport area receiving funding thanks to Saturday's Millionaire Street prize win include:

  • Hope Central - £50,000 An organisation helping to support local people facing poverty. They offer a wide variety of services including foodbanks, a job club, a life skills course and a debt centre.

  • 1st Gatley (St James) Scout Group - £15,000 A local branch of the Scouts. Scouts aim to help young people by delivering exciting programmes to develop their life skills. They want to encourage young people to support their communities and make a positive impact in society.

  • Heald Green Village Hall Community Association - £10,000 A local hall run by a committee of volunteers with rooms available to hire for functions and events. A variety of classes and clubs for the community operate from the hall.

All funding was awarded by Postcode Community Trust (opens in a new tab).

Thousands Of Good Causes

Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode International Trust (opens in a new tab). Supported by our players, this trust delivers grant funding to organisations that work to alleviate poverty, hunger and enable food security. Benefiting charities include Action Against Hunger, ActionAid and British Red Cross.

With 33% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised more than £1.2 Billion for thousands of projects and groups. Our players are changing lives for the better.

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Published: 30/03/2024

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