2019 has got off to a wonderful start for one Penicuik couple as they landed £30,000 on New Year's Day. Brian picked up the prize after his postcode, EH26 8QE, was drawn as a winner with People's Postcode Lottery.
Joiner Brian was accompanied by his wife Christine when he was presented with the prize. He said, "When we got a call to ask us to be in for a visit we kept our expectations low – I honestly would have been happy with a tenner so I'm blown away with £30,000!
"We have a grandchild due any minute now so it's come at a perfect time for us to help out a bit. We've got two children and two grandchildren already so it's great that we'll be able to treat them. We'll have a wee celebration with all the family."
Christine added, "I've been wanting to get the kitchen done so I can't wait to do that now too."
The prize was drawn as part of People's Postcode Lottery's special December draws. One postcode has been drawn every day in the December draws and those who play tickets in the lucky postcode win £30,000.
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Matt Johnson surprised Brian and Christine with their cheque. Matt said, "I'm absolutely delighted for Brian and Christine. It has come at such an exciting time for them with a new grandchild on the way. I hope they have a wonderful time celebrating with their family."
With 32% of the ticket price going to charities, our players have raised a staggering £371 Million for good causes. This prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Earth Trust. A number of local causes have been supported by our players, including Rosslyn Bowling Club. The club was awarded £2,000 to expand its services for young people.
2019 is set to be an amazing year, and not just for Brian! £150 Million in prizes will be won by our players. Check out the great Prizes that can be won, and read about how People's Postcode Lottery works. If you'd like to try your luck, sign up to play and maybe you could be opening your very own golden envelope!