Overwhelmed In Nairn
21 July 2019 - IV12 5AT - Nairn - £30,000
July's draws have thrilling £30,000 Street Prizes surprising happy players every single day. Four neighbours from Nairn are in the money after their postcode, IV12 5AT, was drawn as a winner of today's Street Prize.
Three of the Rait Gardens residents will see their bank accounts boosted by an incredible £30,000 each, while a fourth winner, who plays with two tickets, has landed themselves a whopping £60,000 prize.
Our winner Thomas was one of the lucky players picking up a £30,000 cheque. He said, "Goodness me, that's a load of money. It's life changing for me.
"My brother lives just a few doors down but isn't playing so he'll be a bit brassed off that he's missed out. However, I'll make sure I see him right."
Thomas is a keen gardener and had a restless night waiting to find out how much he'd won. He said, "When I found out I was getting a visit from People's Postcode Lottery I wasn't able to sleep. I've been up since 5.30am this morning watering my flowers and picking the strawberries I grow. I live a very quiet life so this has been marvellous and a real buzz for me."
Having lived in New Zealand for a number of years, Thomas is contemplating putting some of the windfall to visit friends he has there. He said, "I spent a number of weeks in hospital last year having a pacemaker fitted so it's nice this win has come now I'm back to full health and I can think about travelling over. I'll also give each of my daughters a fair cut of the money and then just keep enough for myself so I can live comfortably.
"If you can buy all the things that you've been putting off and then give some of it away then that's what it's all about really, isn't it?"
As the remaining winners weren't available to collect their prizes in person, their cheques will be paid directly into their bank accounts.
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt was in Nairn making our special deliveries. She said, "I've had a glorious time in a very sunny Nairn meeting Thomas and making his day by handing him a lovely big prize. I'm overjoyed for him and our other lucky players and I'm sure Rait Gardens won't be quite so quiet when they start celebrating!"
Lucky winners aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. With 32% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, our amazing players have raised over £450 Million for deserving causes to date.
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Woodland Trust, which has received £10 Million in funding raised by players. Thanks to this support, the charity can continue its work to protect, restore and create native woodlands across Scotland, England and Wales.
Local charities win too, and Abriachan Forest Trust is just one example close to the winners that has received support from players. In 2017, it was awarded £20,000 to improve biodiversity in the area by creating an outdoor learning area and a tree nursery.
Want to know more about People's Postcode Lottery? Take a look at our How It Works page and check out all the fabulous Prizes our players can win every single month. Sign up to play today and with a little luck, there could be a golden envelope, and a big cash prize, for you!
With #30KADAY £30,000 prizes landing in lucky postcodes every single day in July's draws, there are cheques delighting winners country wide. This week, we've had a Monday Street Prize, Tuesday Street Prize, Wednesday Street Prize, Thursday Street Prize, Friday Street Prize and a Saturday Street Prize. It's a summer of Street Prize celebrations!