Big Surprise For Bishop's Stortford
08 September 2018 - CM23 5DY - Bishop's Stortford - £30,000
There were celebrations aplenty on one street in Bishop's Stortford this weekend after two lucky players scooped £30,000 cash prizes.
The neighbours landed the phenomenal prize when their postcode, CM23 5DY, was announced as the winner of Saturday's Street Prize.
Retired Alan was completely thrilled when he received a knock on his door from the People's Postcode Lottery team. He said, "I had no idea what was inside the golden envelope and I just can't believe this is really happening. I'm completely gobsmacked!"
Alan already has a few ideas on how he'll spend his windfall and said, "The house is in need of decorating so some home improvements are definitely on the cards. I also have six grandchildren, some of whom live in Belfast, so it'll be great to go over there and spoil them. However, before I do any of that I think I'll treat my wife Bernadette to a lovely meal in a nice restaurant to celebrate!"
Picking up the prize alongside Alan was Jason, who said, "Wow, this is just fantastic! Winning this kind of money means so much to me and will definitely change my life quite a bit –I'll be able to put a deposit down for a house now! I would encourage everyone to sign up to play who is able to. With so many charities being supported and the chance to win lots of prizes you'd be silly not to."
Handing over the golden envelopes was Street Prize Presenter Matt Johnson. He said, "Neighbours winning together is what People's Postcode Lottery is all about, so I couldn't be more thrilled for Alan and Jason! Sign up to play with your postcode and I could be knocking on your door."
It's not just players who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes to charity. To date, players have raised a staggering £340 Million for good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This Street Prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Community Trust.
Streets2Homes is a charity local to the winners that has received player funding. The group was awarded £10,000 last year to provide accredited training courses and one-to-one support to homeless people.
Find out more about how People's Postcode Lottery works, and check out all the fantastic Prizes our players win. If you're not playing yet, sign up today and you could be picking up a big cheque, just like our Bishop's Stortford winners.
Celebrations were also shared elsewhere this weekend, as a lucky postcode won Sunday's Street Prize.