Eight neighbours in March have been celebrating over the weekend after winning a staggering £30,000 each with People's Postcode Lottery.
The Norwood Road residents picked up the incredible cheques when their postcode, PE15 8PX, was drawn as the winner of the Saturday's Street Prize.
Ex-serviceman John was over the moon with his prize. "It doesn't get much better than having Jeff Brazier knock on my door with a cheque for £30,000! I’m medically retired from the military and have struggled to get around over the last few months. This win means I can buy an electric wheelchair and will really make life so much easier. I'll also be treating my wife Diane and our three daughters to a trip to London to see a West End show – it's something we've always wanted to do and have never been able to until now!"
Winning was a family affair for sisters Bridget and Pamela, who were totally thrilled to win together. The sisters are celebrating with a holiday to Bridget's caravan on the Norfolk coast. Bridget said, "It's lovely to share this moment with Pamela – I'm so pleased we both play!"
Engineer supervisor Paul was speechless when he found out how much he'd won. He said,"Myself and my partner Imogen are moving house in a few months so the timing couldn't be better. We're also celebrating our ten year anniversary together so a trip to Amsterdam is definitely on the cards now."
Local cleaner Mandy couldn't believe her luck and said, "I'm completely gobsmacked! My husband Raymond turns 60 next year so I'm going to book a very special family holiday with our two children to celebrate now. It's just marvellous to be able to win with so many other people on the road."
Also among the winners were Helen, who had only recently been made redundant, and Amy, who plans to use the windfall to get married to fiancé Jimmy, who collected the cheque on her behalf.
Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier said, "It's been my absolute pleasure to surprise our winners in March and I'm totally thrilled for everyone who received a cheque. There's nothing better than seeing neighbours share the joy of winning together and I'm sure they’ll have a great time spending their prize!"
It's not just players who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. To date, £310 Million has been raised for good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This Street Prize was part of a draw promoted by charity Woodland Trust.
One good cause local to our winners that has received funding from players is Deafblind UK. The group was awarded £15,000 last year to carry out urgent renovations at its assisted living site for deafblind people.
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There were £30,000 winners elsewhere, as their postcode was drawn in Sunday's Street Prize.