Elation In Edinburgh
21 March 2015 - EH4 4RQ - Edinburgh - £25,000
One lucky player in Edinburgh is thrilled this weekend after winning £25,000 when her postcode, EH4 4RQ, was drawn in the Saturday Street Prize.
Colleen Hildersley, 53, could hardly believe it when she was presented with her cheque by People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt. "I can't believe I've won so much," she said. "When I won £10 before, my husband joked that a bigger win was coming but we never really believed it."
Although Colleen is still in shock, she has a few ideas of what to spend her winnings on. "My two sons are keen to move, so I'd like to help them with that, and I'd love to do some redecorating."
Colleen, who signed up to play in July last year, has already told some family members about her win. "I told my two sisters, and they're gutted they don't play as they live in the same postcode," she said. "They've both signed up now."
Colleen, who works for Sky, was joined by her husband Charlie when she was presented with her cheque. "Charlie was working nearby, so he was able to come and calm me down after my win," she said. "We have been to New York a couple of times but we would love to go to Vegas. That might be on the cards now."
Judie McCourt said, "I loved being in Edinburgh and presenting the lovely Colleen with her cheque. It sounds like she has some nice plans in mind, so I hope she has fun spending her winnings."
People's Postcode Lottery players have raised over £63 Million for charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. One charity local to Colleen is the Scottish Youth Parliament, which was awarded £10,000 from players for their Extra Voice project. The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland's young people. Their democratically elected members are 14- to 25-year-olds who listen to and recognise the issues most important to young people, ensuring that their voices are heard by decision makers.