One street in Hapton is £90,000 richer, as three neighbours celebrated winning our Street Prize this weekend. Three School House Fold residents scooped an incredible £30,000 each after their postcode, BB11 5PT, was announced as the winner.
Patricia and her husband Eric were over the moon when Patricia was presented with a cheque for £30,000. She said, "It's only just starting to sink in. We only started playing when we moved here three years ago - I definitely picked the right postcode!"
Patricia, a retired watercolor artist, isn't a big shopaholic, but with a big birthday coming up she thinks she might treat herself. She said, "I'm turning 80 soon so I might need to have a little party. I've never been a big spender though, so I'll be giving some of the money to my grandchildren to add to their house-saving pots."
Patricia and Eric can't travel abroad as Eric has been unwell recently, however they won't let that stop them taking a relaxing break. Patricia added, "We'll drive around the country and stay somewhere nice - there are lots of lovely hotels nearby so we don't need to go abroad!"
Treating The Grandchildren
Sid was another lucky recipient of a £30,000 cheque. With a holiday on the horizon the win couldn't have come at a better time. Sid said, "Wow! This is brilliant! We're off to Malaysia soon so this will really help out with spending money."
Sid's wife Judith was also at home when he received his cheque. She was equally as thrilled as Sid about the win, particularly with the prospect of getting a new car. Sid said, "We'll use some of the money to trade in Judith's car so we can finally get one that our springer spaniel fits in."
When asked why he signed up to play, Sid added, "I love that Postcode Lottery supports charities both large and small. That's what convinced me to sign up and I'm glad now that I did!"
Our third winner of £30,000 wasn't available to collect their cheque, however, their winnings will be paid directly into their bank account.
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt handed the winners their cheques, and said, "It's been a great day visiting Sid and Patricia in Hapton today - I'm thrilled for them both. I'm sure they'll enjoy treating both themselves and their families with their prize money."
Supporting Charities Large And Small
With 32% of the ticket price going to charity, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised more than £416 Million for thousands of good causes across Great Britain as well as internationally. This draw was promoted on behalf of Sightsavers, which has received over £1 Million in funding to date.
Arts 2 Heal is one of many charities close to our winners that has received support from players. Last year, the group were awarded £5,220 to provide confidence-building art classes for people who are socially isolated due to their mental health.
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On Sunday, two winners supercharged their weekend after getting lucky in our Sunday Street Prize.