14 March 2015
WC1N 3PR - London - £25,000
EX8 2HT - Exmouth - £5,000 Dream Holiday
London Wins Lottery Loot
There were two lucky sets of winners this weekend, as the Saturday Street Prize landed in London and five happy players in Exmouth took home £5,000 Dream Holidays.
One player in London is delighted this week after winning £25,000 when their postcode, WC1N 3PR, was drawn as a winner in the Saturday Street Prize.
Our second set of lucky winners this weekend are from EX8 2HT in Exmouth, where an incredible five players won £5,000 Dream Holidays.
Patrick Whelan, 27, who plays with three tickets, won three Dream Holidays worth a total of £15,000. "This win is unbelievable. I am still in shock," said Patrick.
Patrick, a pharmacist, will be going to New York with his girlfriend Catherine in December. Patrick said, "This win will mean that we can have the holiday of a lifetime." Patrick continued, "We will be able to stay in a nicer hotel and see more shows; things that we couldn't have afforded before."
Jane Robinson, a community care worker, has just celebrated her 60th birthday in January. She said, "I vowed that this would be the year that I experience new things and see the world, and now I can."
Exmouth's third winner, Gladys Vickers, 89, only started playing in December and was shocked to hear she had won so soon. "I have only ever won £25 in my whole life, and that was in 1957!" laughed Gladys.
Gladys, a retired telephonist and receptionist, said, "I signed up because I wanted to support charities which ensure people benefit even if I didn't win."
Gladys will be sharing her prize with her two daughters, one son and two grandchildren. "My family are all coming over for Mothering Sunday, so I will surprise them then," said Gladys.
It's not just players that win with the People's Postcode Lottery. Players have raised £63.6 Million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. One charity local to Exmouth that received funding is Life Education Wessex, which received £5,500 from players for their Healthy and Happy for Life project. Life Education Wessex provides unique health and drug prevention education to children aged 3 to 13 and addresses social issues and pressures facing children as they make the transition from childhood to adolescence.