12 lucky Mansfield neighbours have scooped £390,000 between them thanks to playing People's Postcode Lottery. The win came when their postcode, NG19 8JX, was announced as a winner of today's Street Prize.
11 of the Ley Lane winners won £30,000, with the twelfth doubling their prize to £60,000 as they were playing with two tickets.
Burst Into Tears
One of our winners, Claire, burst into tears when Jeff revealed her cheque. She plans to spend the money on a wedding to her fiancé. She said, "We've been together for 14 years and engaged for 12 of them, so we're definitely spending it on the wedding - I have a venue in mind already!"
Winning People's Postcode Lottery seems to run in the family for Claire, as her future sister-in-law won big last year in the same area. Claire said, "I thought if she could be a winner, so could I!"
A Wonderful Shock
Recently retired Margaret was another resident netting £30,000. She said, "I'm elated! It was such a wonderful, wonderful shock. No way was I expecting this amount. I thought it would be £1,000 so I didn't want my imagination to run away with me!"
Now that Margaret can allow her imagination to run away with her, she has a few ideas about how she will spend her money. She said, "Myself and my husband Ian were thinking about a holiday at the beginning of December to Budapest, but now we're thinking about doing a cruise along the river Danube as that includes Budapest too. I feel so lucky to be able to do this now as I've worked over and above what I should have, so now I can enjoy my retirement.
"My children and two grandkids will benefit in some way, but my kids have both told me to treat myself and to do something I've never done before!"
Ian was with Margaret when she received her cheque, and she's making sure he earns his right to spend her windfall. She said, "I keep asking him what it feels like being married to someone with money. I've been telling him to put the kettle on and make me a cup of coffee!"
Our other winners included retired mechanic Keith and his wife Karen. As they each play with a ticket they each received a cheque for £30,000 cheque. They plan on using their prize money to visit the Grand Canyon in the USA.
Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier was in Mansfield visiting our lucky winners. He said, "It sounds like our winners are going to be putting their prize money to good use, from visiting the Grand Canyon to planning a wedding. It's always nice to visit so many winners in the same street and today was no exception. I'm sure they will all have a ball spending their win!"
Millions For Good Causes
With 32% of the ticket price going to deserving projects, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised £486 Million for thousands of charities and good causes across Great Britain as well as internationally.
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Planet Trust that helps charities and good causes that support the environment and the enjoyment of nature across the world.
Have you been thinking about playing People's Postcode Lottery? There are Prizes announced every day. Find out more about How It Works. You don't want to miss out if your postcode gets picked. If you sign up to play, you never know, one of our presenters could come knocking on your door with a golden envelope just for you!