A very happy Hastings resident has been celebrating this weekend after scooping £25,000 thanks to People's Postcode Lottery.
Sara Tipton couldn't believe it when she found out that her postcode TN34 3JU had been drawn as a Saturday Street Prize winner today. "I'm gobsmacked," she said. "This is amazing and really is life changing."
Legal advisor Sara knows exactly how she wants to spend her winnings. "I was just thinking that I need to take out a loan to finish work on my house," she said. "We had building works going on but had to put them on hold as the funds ran out. Now I can get a new kitchen."
Sara was joined by her partner Mick, who has some ideas of his own. "Mick is an archaeologist, so he would like a metal detector! I think I would like to book a holiday instead."
Street Prize Presenter Danyl Johnson said, "I really enjoyed meeting Sara today and delivering the news of her win. It's great she can use the money on her house – she won't ever want to move out of that lucky postcode."
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £148 Million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A project near Hastings that has received support from players is Hastings Predators Floorball Club which was awarded £1,044 this year to provide training kits for young people.
Knott End-on-Sea was home to another set of big winners this weekend, as a Saturday Street Prize also landed in FY6 0AR.