Seven neighbours in Worthing are celebrating this weekend as their postcode, BN11 4DP, has won our Sunday #30KADAY Street Prize. Five of the residents landed £30,000 each, while the remaining two doubled their prizes to £60,000 because they were playing with two tickets.
Mick, an electrical controls engineer, was our first winner to receive the good news. He learned of his windfall during a video call with Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt. After seeing how much he'd won, he exclaimed, "Wow! That is fantastic. That is incredible. Absolutely fantastic."
Mick's win came at a perfect time. He said, "I'm self-employed and my van's engine has just blown up! I'm going to invest in a new van, that's the first thing. It couldn't have come at a better time."
The dad-of-two was also looking forward to sharing his prize with his family and completing some renovations. He said, "I'll probably help my family, a little bit for my daughter and son will be my top priority.
"I can finish off some projects around the house. The top bedrooms we're refurbishing, and I've got to finish recarpeting it all, there's lots of things I can do with it. It'll all go to good use, that's for sure."
Mick was also looking forward to surprising his wife with his news. When asked how he would celebrate, he said, "We're actually on a diet, but I think that will go out the window tonight! She's at work so I'm going to do a celebration meal this evening and break the news to her that way, I think."
Another lucky £30,000 winner was Stewart, who works for a utility consultancy firm. He cheered when he saw his prize and exclaimed, "Fantastic! Yes! That's brilliant, oh my goodness, it's great. I never expected to win anything like that. It's the biggest amount I've ever won and probably ever will do!"
Stewart already had an idea for how to spend his cheque. He said, "It'd be nice to have a holiday. The Maldives have always been at the top of my bucket list. It was one of those things where I thought 'can I afford to get there?' but now I'll look into it."
The dad-of-two plans to take his family out for a meal to celebrate when he can. He said, "Once we can go for a meal inside, I'll take my boys and other half out for a nice meal. A nice curry somewhere! That'll be a nice way to celebrate it."
Neighbour Penny also received a wonderful £30,000 cheque. As Judie revealed her prize, she began to laugh and clap. She exclaimed, "Oh my God, wow! £30,000! That's amazing. Oh my God. I can't believe it! That was so surreal, seeing that revealed. I can't believe it, that is such a huge amount of money."
After the surprise began to sink in, Penny, who works in marketing, thought about how she would spend her winnings. She said, "I need to get my hair done first off! I hope a holiday and treat my family to lots of lovely things.
"My brothers and my mum are going to get a treat! I'm sure they'll have a list."
There was one holiday destination that was first to come to mind for Penny as well. She said, "New York, I'm feeling. I've always fancied going, I'll maybe recreate the Sex in the City life!"
Judie McCourt sent her congratulations to all our winners. She said, "I couldn't be happier for all of our winners in Worthing today, what a great surprise for them. It sounds like they have some big plans for their winnings and I hope they all go and enjoy themselves with the cash!"
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