An extraordinary 11 neighbours in Wythenshawe are today celebrating a big win. The residents picked up £360,000 between them after their postcode, M23 1AJ, was drawn as a winner of our £30,000 Street Prize. Ten of the players scooped £30,000 each, with one winner doubling their prize to £60,000 thanks to playing with two tickets.
Bernard, a travelling sales director, was delighted with his £30,000 win. He said, "Are you kidding me?! That's a bit more than £10! Superb!"
Bernard plans to visit Canada and treat his three daughters with the prize money. He said, "I'd love a holiday to Canada as I've never been and would love to go. I hope I can visit the Rockies and Montreal. I'll maybe take some sport in over there and do something a bit different that I haven't done before. That's what winning this money will do, let me do something different.
"My sister passed away recently and this will help me with funeral costs. Yesterday I didn't have anything and today I have £30,000, so it makes a massive difference."
Jean, a district nurse, was another £30,000 winner. Jean and her husband Chris are going to treat themselves to a well-deserved holiday. She said, "Unbelievable! This is brilliant! We've not been abroad for 30 years just the two of us so this will definitely go towards that. I fancy somewhere like the Seychelles, as long as it's warmer than here.
"This is genuine a dream for working-class people like us. It's such a lovely community here. I'm so pleased for everyone."
Bursting With Happiness
Alan, a grandfather and great-grandfather also scooped a £30,000 prize. He said, "I don't know what's just happened, it's a fantastic feeling! I'm just an ordinary person so you don't expect these things to happen. My heart was beating fast when I saw you coming down the street.
"I'll need to sit down and have a cup of tea and think about what to do with the money! It will definitely go towards the grandkids though. I'm really, really bursting with happiness!"
James, a patrol officer, was over the moon when he received his cheque for £30,000. He said, "Knowing that other people in the area have won is great. It's good for charities and good for the communities. It's a fantastic street. We've got everything from electricians and painters and decorators, if you want something doing this street has it all!"
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