This week is off to a super start for six winners in Oldham after their postcode, OL4 2EY, got lucky in today's Street Prize. Five of the neighbours scooped cheques for £30,000 each, while the sixth, who plays with two tickets, doubled his prize money to £60,000!
Colin, a retired postal worker, punched the air when Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt revealed how much he'd won during a video call. He exclaimed, "Yes, magic! We always say in our family we never win anything, so this feels brilliant."
Colin, who will celebrate his golden wedding anniversary with wife Cath this year, is planning a romantic treat with his prize. He said, "Cath keeps asking for a new ring, and we'll be married 50 years in July so I'll be able to get her that now. She's sat there with a big smile on her face right now!
"We've got two sons so we'll give some to them. After lockdown we'll have a big family holiday, too. Somewhere like Turkey, even Mexico maybe!
"It means a hell of a lot. I might even treat myself to a new car. At the moment, I can't get the whole family in as one of my sons has a partner, so I want one where all five of us can fit in."
Colin still plans to celebrate his win, even though it might not be how he hoped. He said, "I'm just across from the pub, and if it was open I'd be in there with a pint of bitter straight after this, but I think I'll get a McDonald's later on instead and have a few beers - I might even get two burgers!"
After the call Judie said, "It was my pleasure to present Colin with a golden envelope ahead of his golden wedding anniversary later this year. I hope our other lucky winners in Oldham are just as delighted as he is with their prize - congratulations!"
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