The week is off to a brilliant start for two neighbours in Orrell. The lucky residents, who play with postcode WN5 8UW, each received a £30,000 cheque after winning today's Street Prize. In February's draws, our #30KADAY Street Prizes mean lucky winners will collect £30,000 cheques every single day.
Andrew, who works as a safety advisor, was joined by his wife Jennifer when he received a video call from Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier letting him know he'd won. Seeing his cheque, Andrew exclaimed, "Fantastic, that's brilliant! You never think you'll win that amount of money - other people usually win that, not us!"
Andrew, who has muscular dystrophy and diabetes, said the win has lifted his spirits. He said, "I've been shielding so it's been tough, really tough. Luckily, I can work from home but it's a lot of staring at four walls which isn't very good. The highlight of my day is the postman coming.
"You feel down when you're shielding but this has really lifted me. I feel excited and I've not felt excited since before March last year.
"I got my vaccine two weeks ago which was like a late Christmas present, and getting this now is like another!"
Andrew and Jennifer would love to go on a romantic trip back to where they got married with the windfall. Andrew said, "We got married in Australia 27 years ago, so we'd like to go back when we're able to. After this last year and all the shielding, it would be great to get some sun and a bit of happiness back in our lives.
"We'll treat our son, Brett, as well. We've really been missing him. Hopefully at some point we can get together with our friends and have a big party and just enjoy it really."
Jennifer, who works at a distribution centre, added, "We're just shell-shocked. I think we might have to have a glass of champagne later to celebrate!"
Andrew signed up to play after a friend at work won in December 2018. He said, "Trevor won £60,000 because he had two tickets so I thought I'll have a bit of that, and it's also good knowing so much goes towards charities, especially at the moment when they're not able to raise as much themselves."
Jeff Brazier said, "I'm delighted for Andrew - it was such a pleasure to give him and Jennifer some good news. Hopefully it's not too long until he can see his family and friends again and jet off on that trip to Australia. I'm sure our other lucky winner in Orrell will be just as pleased as he is - congratulations!"
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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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