The weekend is off to a wonderful start for four winners in Embo after their postcode, IV25 3PS, got lucky in today's Street Prize. Two of the Gate Street neighbours scooped cheques for a thrilling £30,000 each. The other pair, who play with two tickets each, doubled their prize money and picked up a staggering £60,000 apiece.
Double The Cash
Linda was one of our lucky double-ticket holders. She said, "I'm not used to winning, I usually get the booby prize so this is a brilliant surprise - I couldn't have asked for anything better than two big beautiful cheques for £30,000 each."
Linda was with her husband John and Gnasher, her pet Schnauzer, when she got the knock on her door. This win couldn't have come at a better time for them. Linda said, "We're looking to move and have been looking at properties so this has just upped the ante for us and means we can look at something that little bit better now. This means absolutely everything to us."
Beat The Winter Chill
Embo is twinned with Kaunakakai in Hawaii but when asked if they'd be splashing out on a holiday to the exotic island, John joked that he fancied getting some thermal underwear instead. John said, "During the summer months Embo is gorgeous and with the sea and the way the waves come in it makes you feel like you're abroad, but maybe not so much in the winter. I'm still feeling on top of the world at the moment!"
As an animal lover, one of the reasons Linda signed up to play was because of the Charities that are supported by our players, which include a personal favourite. Linda said, "Dogs Trust is my favourite charity and that's why I joined because of the support that goes to them. It's not just me that's won but the charities win too."
Our other lucky winners weren't available to receive their cheques in person. However, their prize money will be paid directly into their bank accounts.
Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier dropped into Embo to meet Linda and deliver her cheque. Jeff said, "January can be a difficult month as all the excitement of the festive period dies down but what better way is there to beat the blues than by finding out you've won the lottery! It was a pleasure to meet Linda, John and Gnasher and I wish them well with their house hunting. I couldn't be any more pleased for her and our other winners in Embo - congratulations all!"
Charities Across The UK
With People's Postcode Lottery, 32% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Our players have funded more than 7,500 deserving projects across Britain and around the world. To date, players have raised more than £500 Million for community groups and charitable organisations.
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, which has received more than £12 Million of player funding. Thanks to this support the organisation changes the lives of thousands of dogs every year through its community projects and matches dogs of all shapes, breeds, and ages with new owners.
Local charities win, too. Merkinch Partnership is one good cause close to today's winners that players have helped support. Last year it was awarded £9,240 to assist young people at risk of social isolation to achieve qualifications and improve their confidence.
Don't miss your chance to win as you never know when your postcode is going to get lucky! If you haven't signed up to play yet, it's quick and easy to join the fun. Find out How It Works or check out the amazing Prizes which our players can win. Winning postcodes are announced every single day and we have thousands of happy winners every week. You never know, with a little bit of luck, we could have a golden envelope for you!
In another part of the country ten lucky winners were also smiling after they picked up wonderful £30,000 cheques in Sunday's Street Prize.