This weekend, a double dose of lucky winners have picked up £25,000 cheques and £5,000 Dream Holidays. First up, two Kingswinford neighbours are celebrating after winning £25,000 each in our Saturday Street Prize, thanks to their lucky postcode DY6 8DN.
A Shift Manager for Cadbury, Andrew Smith was at home when People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt stopped by to present him with his whopping £25,000 cheque.
Andrew said, "I was chuffed to bits when Judie turned up at my door. I don't usually win anything and £25,000 is a lot of money.
"Now I think we're going to book to go to Disney in Florida next year. We took the kids six years ago and never thought we could take them back – this has helped a lot.
"I haven't seen my other neighbours to tell them about my prize yet – but if I meet anyone that doesn't play People's Postcode Lottery, I'll certainly be telling them to play! It means you can give to charity, and £10 every month is a small outlay with a great chance to win. I've won £10 twice and now I've won £25,000!"
Andrew's neighbour Karen Salmon also scooped a £25,000 cheque. Karen said, "I signed up to play after my neighbour, who is also my hairdresser, recommended it. Now that I've won I think I'll sign up to play with two tickets so that I'll double my win next time.
"My husband Norman loves to play golf, so we'll probably go on holiday to Portugal so he can play a few rounds there while I lie at the pool. I have a daughter and two sons who will get a little something. One of my sons lives in Australia and he's asked me to come over, but I won't fly that far. I've promised to take my friends out for a meal to celebrate and then I'll treat myself to new carpets."
People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt, who delivered today's cheques, said, "I loved putting the WIN in Kingswinford this week! Andrew was absolutely over the moon to find out he'd won £25,000. There's nothing better than meeting our lucky players and seeing their faces when I hand over the cheques. I hope his family have a lovely time in Florida."
As a charity lottery, players have raised over £104.2 Million for charities across Great Britain and internationally. Good Companions Bolton is a project local to our Kingswinford winners that has received £9,500 from players to provide cookery classes at the allotment where the group grows food for its disabled service users.