Six neighbours in Doncaster are celebrating this weekend after their postcode got lucky. DN5 8PB was announced as a Street Prize winner today, landing six neighbours £30,000 each.
Marcus one of the lucky winners who netted a thrilling £30,000. He found out about the win in a phone call from our team. Marcus said, "I was a bit overwhelmed to say the least when I got the call. You don't get many calls like that."
Viva Las Vegas
Marcus, who works as a contract manager, plans to splash out on dream trip for his next birthday.
"I want to spend my 35th birthday in Vegas, which is in February next year. I've always wanted to go," said Marcus.
Marcus has been renovating his house recently. The cash windfall will also help him to transform his living space. He said, "I've spent a lot of this year doing work on my house and I'm going to use this money on my kitchen and my downstairs. The plan is to knock a wall down and open it up into a kitchen diner with a brand-new kitchen put in."
The dad-of-two would also like to spoil his children with the prize money. He said, "My youngest will be asking for a PlayStation 5 but little does he know, I've already got him one. My daughter will probably want some money to go shopping in town, she's quite easily pleased." Marcus laughed and added, "I mean, £50 in Primark buys you a lot!"
Sharing The Joy
After finding out about his win earlier in the week, Marcus has already found time to celebrate. He said, "The place I work for has a corporate box at Manchester United and I went with some of my colleagues. We had a good few drinks and it was a great atmosphere with the stadium erupting, it was like a double celebration."
Marcus was delighted to hear that he wasn't the only winner on the street. He said, "It's nice to be able to share the experience with other people, especially people you know, that you live beside."
People's Postcode Lottery Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier said, "I'm over the moon for our six lucky winners in Doncaster, what an incredible way to end the week! I hope they treat themselves with the winnings and enjoy celebrating this weekend."
Changing The World
Lucky winners aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. With 33% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, our wonderful players have raised more than £750 Million for over 9,000 deserving projects to date.
This prize was part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Global Trust. Through regular grant funding, the trust supports charities and good causes whose purpose is to save lives and improve health care systems. Funded charities include WaterAid, Sightsavers and APOPO.