Six neighbours from Eltham in South London have got the festive season off to a fantastic start by landing £30,000 each with People's Postcode Lottery. Their postcode, SE9 4TA, got lucky and was announced as the winner of the Street Prize today.
Frances was joined by grandson Sam when she collected her £30,000 prize. Frances said, "I can't stop shaking, I'm speechless. Honestly, it'll make a massive difference – it's life-changing for me. Even when I got a call letting me know the team would be coming round, I had no idea it would be this much. I'm in shock!
"This means I'll be able to get a new little car, and I would absolutely love to go on a cruise – maybe to see the northern lights. I'll be able to help my family out a bit too.
"I really do play for the money that goes to charity – it's so easy to do and it means I'm donating every month even if I forget to do so in other ways."
Pharmacy Assistant Michelle lives a few doors down from Frances. She also landed a whopping £30,000 prize. Michelle was joined by her partner Malcolm for her cheque handover.
Michelle said, "It is a total surprise! I'm so delighted for our neighbours who have also won – especially Frances, who is a good friend. It's fantastic to know others are celebrating too.
"I think the first thing we'll do with the money is book a holiday. We love Corfu so we'll probably go back there, but we'll be able to do it on a bit of a bigger budget this time.
"We absolutely never thought this would happen to us. Even if you don't win, at least you know you're doing your bit for good causes, but now we feel incredibly lucky to have won too."
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Jeff Brazier gave our happy winners their cheques. Jeff said, "Congratulations to Frances, Michelle and all the other winners who landed the £30,000 prize! I'm sure they are going to have an extra-special Christmas now and I hope they have a wonderful time celebrating with their families."
With 32% of the ticket price going to charities, our players have raised a staggering £371 Million for good causes. This prize was part of a draw promoted by the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
The Rio Ferdinand Foundation is one of many good causes near to our winners that has been supported by players. The charity was awarded £19,630 to deliver a social action initiative for young people through mentoring, volunteering and sessions on sports, arts and the media.