02 December 2017 - DE4 5NT - Whatstandwell - £30,000
They've Done Well In Whatstandwell
December 2nd, 2017
Two lucky Whatstandwell residents got a very exciting visit when Street Prize Presenter Danyl Johnson arrived at each of their doors with £30,000 cheques.
The postcode DE4 5NT was drawn as Saturday's Street Prize winner, landing Alan and his neighbour the prize money.
Alan was joined by his partner Dorothy when he found out how much he'd won. They knew exactly what the money would be going on. He said, "That'll be half a dozen cruises! We went on our first cruise because Dorothy doesn't like the very cold winters so we went away for six weeks, and then we did another one last summer. I didn't think we'd go again but I'm sure we will now we've won this."
Brian, our other winner, was not at home when the People's Postcode Lottery team visited, but his wife Mary was more than happy to receive the cheque on his behalf. She said, "We've never won anything before so I just can't believe it. I think it'll take a while for it to sink in – and then we'll need to have a think about what to spend it on."
Danyl Johnson said, "Congratulations to our lucky winners in Whatstandwell! It has been fantastic to meet them and I hope they enjoy spending their money."
A minimum of 31% of the ticket price goes to charities. To date, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £246 Million for over 3,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A charity near the winners that has received support from People's Postcode Lottery players is Tiny Teddies Community Creche. The charity was awarded £2,000 to increase capacity at its centre.
There were also two winners in Tunbridge Wells this weekend after their postcode, TN2 3ES, was drawn as Sunday's Street Prize winner.