Six neighbours in Portsmouth are starting their week with an amazing surprise after each scooping £30,000 cheques, all thanks to their postcode. Their windfall comes after PO6 4DA was announced as a winner of today's £30,000 Street Prize.
A Big Cushion
Among our delighted winners was Michael, who learned of his prize during a call. After the surprise sank in, he exclaimed, "I was gobsmacked, I was actually shocked! £30,000 - it just knocked me off my feet."
Michael, who works as a lorry driver, already has plans for his winnings with a special day on the horizon. He said, "I'm getting married in March, so this will go a long way towards it. We can relax now, it's like a big cushion!" He later joked, "I told my partner it's enough to buy a cake!"
The father-of-three was also looking forward to treating his family, especially with his seventh grandchild on the way. He added, "My daughter is due a baby just before Christmas, so we'll get the baby something really nice."
Street Prize Presenter Matt Johnson sent his well-wishes to all our lucky winners. He added, "A big congratulations to all those who have picked up a prize today in Portsmouth. I hope the win will help lift their spirits and they treat themselves to something special with the cash."
Every day throughout our July draws one postcode will be announced as a £30,000 Street Prize winner. Every player in that lucky postcode will win £30,000 for every ticket they play.
This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Justice Trust, which supports organisations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Global Witness with regular grant funding. They help improve lives by delivering justice, human rights and equality.
Lucky winners aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. With 33% of the ticket price going to charities and good causes, our amazing players have raised more than £750 Million for over 9,000 deserving causes to date.