The weekend is off to a fantastic start for eight Blackpool residents after their postcode, FY1 5QW, got lucky in today's £30,000 Street Prize.
Our winners received visits from Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt, who revealed their cheques. The visits were pre-arranged and special arrangements were in place to ensure social distancing rules were observed.
Susan and her husband Joe were thrilled when they found out they'd won a £30,000 cheque. Susan said, "This is just fantastic! No one will believe me when I tell them this! My husband is 88 this weekend so it will be a double celebration.
"I had no idea how much it would be, so I just tried to think small. We've ordered a new front door for £2,000 and I said to my husband I'd be happy for it to just cover that. Well, it's a lot more than that!
"I don't think it's really sunk in how much it is. I'm still floating"
The couple plan to spend their winnings on a dream holiday across Canada, as well as treating their family. Susan added, "We've always fancied taking a trip across Canada, from Toronto to Vancouver taking in the Rockies. We had it planned a few years ago but Joe wasn't well, so we can finally book it again when it's safe to go. It will be worth the wait I'm sure!"
A Home Treat
Cheryl was another of our big £30,000 winners. The full-time teaching student and mum-of-three will use her winnings to help buy a home. She said, "I've been wanting to put a deposit down on a house for a while, that's my main priority. I haven't thought about much else! It's still not sunk in properly."
With three children, Cheryl plans to take them on holiday when she can. She said, "It's been tough for them all having to stay inside. My two boys had football taken away from them so I want to treat them to some time away when we can.
"I haven't thought about getting anything else for myself. A house and a holiday will be enough!"
Sharing The Joy
Lucky Julie, who cares for her mum, already knows how she'll be spending her £30,000 prize. She said, "It's amazing! I'm just happy to share it with my three boys and see them happy. They're all in their 30s now, but they still deserve it! I've got two grandsons and I always said I'd take them to Disney. Obviously, we'll wait until it's safe but that's the plan."
When asked if she'd treat herself to anything, Julie said, "Well, I love Disney and theme parks so that will be a treat for me, too. I thrive on Disney!"
Judie McCourt said, "Huge congratulations to all of our winners in Blackpool! Blackpool is obviously one of my favourite towns!
"It sounds like the prize money will be put to good use on dream holidays and treats for the family, and I'm sure those we didn't meet will have big plans too.
"I usually like to give our lucky winners a big hug and it'll be a while before I can do that again. But it was lovely to see their reactions - even from a distance!"
Charities Across The UK
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by African Parks who have received £3.7 Million thanks to player support. This funding is helping them, in partnership with governments and local communities, manage and restore national parks in Africa.
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