Four residents in Rainford are having an exciting weekend after their postcode, WA11 8DP, won Sunday's Street Prize. The Pine Dale neighbours have all scooped £30,000 each thanks to the win.
Both Stephen and his partner Paula play with one ticket each, meaning together they scooped an incredible £60,000.
Stephen said they were both delighted with their windfall. "It's still sinking in – we've never won anything before! It'll be lovely to be able to relax over Christmas and not have to worry about the extra expense."
The couple have four children between them, with one tying the knot last month and two due to get married next year. Stephen said, "This couldn't have come at a better time with two weddings on the horizon. We'll be able to help the children out and maybe treat ourselves too! I think a nice holiday next year will be on the cards."
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt handed the couple their cheques and passed on her congratulations. She said, "I'm thrilled for our winners this weekend - what a great start to December for Paula and Stephen. It sounds like they'll be having a great 2019 with two weddings and holidays to enjoy!"
With 32% of the ticket price going to charities, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised £361 Million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This prize was part of a draw promoted by the NSPCC.
A number of local Rainford charities have benefited from the funding raised by players, including Warrington Youth Club. The group recently received £13,576 to expand its mental health programme for young men.
Our winning postcode today was revealed in a Facebook Live video with presenter Danyl Johnson. Danyl opened day two of our People's Postcode Lottery Advent Calendar and announced Rainford was today's lucky £30,000 winner. Check out the latest updates each day at 1pm on Facebook.
In 2019, £150 Million in Prizes will be won by players! It's a fantastic reason to sign up to play if you haven't already. If you're not sure how People's Postcode Lottery works, take a look at our helpful guide.
Also this weekend, another lucky winner scooped £30,000 in our Saturday Street Prize - what a way to supercharge your Christmas shopping!