Christmas has come early for six people in Dilhorne who are celebrating scooping a share of £300,000, thanks to their postcode. The neighbours won £50,000 each when their postcode, ST10 2PA, was announced as a winner of today's #50KADAY Street Prize.
Lucky Helen was among our winners. She learned how much she'd won during a video call with Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier.
Seeing the figure written on her cheque, Helen gasped, "Oh my good grief! That is mad. I don't know what to say, I'm speechless. You can see I'm not usually lost for words but I am now. It's such a lot of money, I hadn't expected anything like that. It's life-changing, isn't it?"
Helen, who retired five years ago from working at a local university, has a few ideas on how she'll spend her windfall. She exclaimed, "I know my son wants to buy a house so that might help him and I've got lots of travelling to do when I get that vaccination!
"I've been to Italy and I'd love to go back. I've friends in South Africa and I'd love to go to America - I've never seen the Grand Canyon! And then there's my own country as well - there's so many beauties in Britain I've yet to explore! I've got butterflies. I've got a real bubbly feeling in my tummy!"
The neighbours won the prize as part of People's Postcode Lottery's special Christmas #50KADAY campaign, where one postcode is announced as a £50,000 prize winner every day. All the players in that postcode win £50,000 for every ticket they play with.
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Jeff Brazier said, "It was my pleasure to meet Helen and virtually present her with her prize - it was lovely to hear all her plans for helping out her family and going travelling when she's able to. I hope our other winners in Dilhorne are able to treat themselves to something special too."
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