A lucky woman in Preston is celebrating after collecting not just one, but two amazing prizes. Sharon from Braddon Street was ecstatic to discover her postcode, PR1 4TP, had been drawn as a winner with People's Postcode Lottery. Sharon picked up the keys to a brand new BMW but also doubled a £25,000 cash prize to a fantastic £50,000 as she plays with two tickets.
Sharon works as a machine operator at a local factory. She was joined by her husband James, mum Martha, and dad Albert when People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Danyl Johnson revealed her wonderful prizes. Sharon said, "Wow – I just can't stop smiling. I'm completely dumbfounded as I never thought anything like this would happen to me! My jaw hit the floor when I found out I'd won the car too!"
"I'm off on holiday to Greece soon so it's great knowing I won't need to worry about spending money - I'll definitely be celebrating with a few nice meals out! I have four sons and James has two daughters, and between us we have ten grandchildren, so I'll be spoiling them with the windfall."
Danyl offered his congratulations, saying, "It was lovely to meet Sharon and present her with two incredible prizes. I hope she enjoys spending her winnings and driving her brand new car! To be in with a chance of winning make sure that you are signed up to play wth your postcode."
32% of the ticket price goes to charities. To date, People's Postcode Lottery players have raised more than £310 Million for 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This prize was part of a draw promoted by charity Plan International UK.
One charity near today's winner which players have supported is Heartbeat. The group was awarded £19,614 last year to build an advanced gym for people recovering from the physical and psychological effects of heart disease.
If you're not playing yet, why not find out how People's Postcode Lottery works? There are prizes to be won every day of the month. Sign up now and with a little luck, somebody could be knocking at your door!
We've been surprising players with a range of fantastic prizes over the last few days. On Saturday, neighbours shared £3 Million in June's Postcode Millions. On Monday, four residents scooped Dream Holiday prizes, collecting £5,000 of holiday vouchers and £2,000 in spending money for each ticket they play with.