Celebrations are happening in one street in Dunfermline as five neighbours picked up £30,000 prizes for each ticket they play with. The windfall came after their postcode, KY11 4XH, was drawn as the winner of Saturday's Street Prize.
Three of the Kinnis Court neighbours netted £30,000 each, while the remaining two doubled their cash prize to a staggering £60,000 each, thanks to playing with two tickets.
One of the lucky £60,000 winners was warehouse manager John. Upon discovering how much he'd won, John said, "This has surpassed my wildest expectations! My wife Grace and I just had our fifth wedding anniversary yesterday, so we've got two reasons to celebrate now – I'm elated!"
The couple would love to take their family on the trip of a lifetime with the winnings. John said,"We have six children between us and we're foster parents to three more, so it would be great to get all the family together and go to Disney World in Florida and make lots of memories together. I've also got a friend who runs a charity supporting homeless people, so I'll make sure that it benefits from the win too."
Mum-of-one Sara was delighted with her cheque for £30,000 and is also planning a family holiday to the Sunshine State. She said, "We've never had the opportunity to go on family holiday abroad, so it's spectacular that I'll now be able to take my husband Barry and our nine-year-old daughter to Florida. I also live with multiple sclerosis and am unable to work so this win will make a massive difference to us. It's such a wonderful surprise I feel like I'm dancing on the sun just now."
Elaine, who works as a supermarket demonstrator, was also on the winning street. She said, "This is terrific and will definitely make life easier for myself and my husband Kelvin when we retire. However, I'll also be making sure my son, daughter and the immediate family get spoiled too. It's so nice to win alongside all my neighbours – I've known John for over 30 years! I'll definitely be having a few drinks to celebrate tonight."
Street Prize Presenter Danyl Johnson handed over the winners' cheques and said, "I've had the most amazing time handing out lots of cash to our Kinnis Court winners in Dunfermline – what a lovely bunch they are. Disney World is definitely going to be busy with People's Postcode Lottery winners!"
With 32% of the ticket price going to charities, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised £340 Million for good causes. This prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Local Trust.
One charity close to the winners that players have supported is Options in Life. The group was awarded £8,000 last year to expand its training initiative for isolated adults with learning disabilities.
There were smiling faces else where this weekend, as three players picked up £30,000 each in Sunday's Street Prize.