A farmer from Rowanburn in Dumfries and Galloway has described being 'gobsmacked' after finding out he'd landed a £30,000 prize thanks to his postcode. Craig scooped the cash when DG14 0RL was announced as a winner of today's #30KADAY Street Prize.
Every day throughout our February draws, one postcode will be announced as a £30,000 prize winner. All the players in the postcode will win £30,000 for every ticket they hold.
Lucky Craig, who's a timber driver as well as a sheep and cattle farmer, took a break from work to find out how much he'd won on a video call with Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier.
Seeing his cheque, Craig was taken aback and exclaimed, "Thirty thousand? You are joking me. You're joking. I thought it might be a hundred pounds, a thousand maybe but I never thought I'd be as lucky as that. I really am gobsmacked. It's not your average morning - I'm pinching myself to make sure it's real!"
Dad-of-five Craig couldn't wait to get home and tell his wife Vicki the good news. He commented, "She'll think I'm joking. She'll be screaming and dancing round the house. She'll be overwhelmed. The children will be too. When I first got the call, I thought it was my father-in-law pulling my leg - we always joke we'll win big one day and I've never won anything in my life!"
Asked how he'd spend the money, Craig said, "Oh a luxury holiday will be coming up when we can get away. I'll leave it up to Vicki to decide where - she's the boss. The kids' shopping lists will be growing too."
Craig signed up to play after seeing an advert on television and liked that he'd be helping to support good causes by playing. He said, "It's a good way of donating to charities and helping others, so I'm just pleased to help."
After presenting Craig with his cheque, Jeff Brazier said, "Well, I don't think Craig was expecting that - what a great reaction! It was my pleasure to deliver him some good news. I'm chuffed for him and hope he has a great time treating himself and his family."
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Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Planet Trust, which supports organisations including Marine Conservation Society, The Wildlife Trusts and The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland with regular grant funding.
Local charities have been supported by players including Nest Nurturing Futures, which received £1,806 to make its wild playground wheelchair accessible.
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