It's a fabulous day today for four Warwick-on-Eden neighbours as they've each collected a stunning £30,000! The windfall arrived after their postcode, CA4 8PA, was announced as the winner of Sunday's #30KADAY Street Prize.
One of our winners, Caroline, recently gave birth to twins. Despite arriving early, the newborns' original due date still proved to be extra special as it came with its own surprise - a knock on the door from our People's Postcode Lottery team. She said, "Well, winning £30,000 is fairly awesome for a rainy day. And we've just had twins! This year, we've been very lucky, it's amazing. It's also quite weird how our prize arrived on our twins' original due date.
"I think we'll use the money first to go on holiday, maybe two, somewhere like the Canaries so not too far for the kids. I'm so happy we started playing People's Postcode Lottery a few years ago. It's a mix of a feel-good factor knowing you're helping charities by playing and that there's a chance of winning yourself - it's double awesome!"
Caroline's partner, Paul, added, "It doesn't seem real, but it is. It does mean a lot of arguing about who gets to spend the money though! We've only been in this home for six months and the cellar needs dug out and the outbuilding is needing done up. This will help us a lot to get that going."
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt was in Warwick-on-Eden to meet our winners. She said, "Handing over the golden envelope to Caroline and Paul on what was their twins' original due date, was utterly heart-warming.
"I'm so pleased for all our winners today in Warwick-on-Eden and hope they all manage to spend their cash prizes on something special. Thanks to our players, we're able to not only hand over amazing prizes like this, but also support charities up and down the UK making everyone a real winner!"
Millions For Good Causes
With People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Our players have funded more than 7,500 deserving projects across Britain and around the world. To date, players have raised more than £500 Million for community groups and charitable organisations.
Today's Street Prize is part of a draw promoted by British Red Cross, who help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes. Players have raised more than £5.5 Million for British Red Cross so far. That funding is helping people to withstand emergencies, recover and move on with their lives.
Local charities also benefit from players' support. Age UK Carlisle and Eden recently received £13,000 of funding to develop its poverty prevention service. This money will go towards tailored support for older people in Carlisle and Eden and grant awards for people facing hardship.
Not signed up to play People's Postcode Lottery yet? Take a look at How It Works and find out how you can get involved. With whopping Prizes announced every single day, it's a fantastic time to sign up and play. You really don't want to miss out if your postcode gets picked!