Six neighbours in Stockport are celebrating after their postcode was announced as the winner of our Saturday Street Prize.
SK5 7QG was revealed as the lucky postcode, with five of our winners scooped a tremendous £30,000 each. A sixth winner, who plays with three tickets, picked up an incredible £90,000.
One of our winners, Elle, found out she had won £30,000 during a video call with Street Prize Presenter Danyl Johnson. On seeing the winning amount, she exclaimed, "Oh my God. Wow. Lovely! Well done Elle, well done Postcode Lottery!
"I'm over the moon, I can't tell you. I'm just elated with what I've seen."
The news arrived after a difficult year for Elle and her family, with the win coming at just the right time, "It means a hell of a lot. We've had such a bad year, it's been a rotten 18 months. I've had COVID myself and I've been in hospital with it, so it's not been nice. We've lost our mother as well, it's been horrible. So that now, we can just start to live again a bit."
When asked how she might spend her winnings, Elle suggested, "First of all, I'd like a holiday. We like to go away at Christmas so that'll wait. There are two places we absolutely love, the first one is Cuba and the next one is Thailand."
Holiday And A Car
As the news was sinking in, Elle's husband, Steve, arrived home and she broke the news to him. He added, "Brilliant, very good!"
He agreed with Elle's plans and added, "It'll be a holiday and maybe a car. We've been talking about upgrading."
Steve then joked, "I doubt she'll buy me a new van for work anyway!"
With six people on the street scooping a cash prize, Elle was thrilled for her community, "I think it's great. My neighbour is going to be dead happy and absolutely make the most of what they've won. Amazing, it's great because we're all happy then. Happy days!
"It'll cheer everyone up. It just will!"
To celebrate, Elle added that their first purchase will be a nice treat for the couple, "First thing we're doing is going out for a nice meal tonight!"
Elle was also thrilled to hear about the causes supported by player funding, adding, "It's absolutely great that everyone has contributed to charities along the way. It's not only us winning the lottery, it's helping so many charities."
Danyl Johnson sent his well-wishes to our winners, and said, "What a fantastic start to the weekend for our winners in Stockport, a massive congratulations to them. I'm sure they'll all be over the moon and having a little celebration tonight!
"It was so nice to speak to Elle and give her this good news, I hope she can book in that holiday soon!"
Deserving Projects Around The World
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Animal Trust which supports organisations working to promote animal welfare and conservation. Good causes that benefit include Dogs Trust, PDSA and Riding for the Disabled Association.
Players aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. 33% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Thanks to our players, more than £750 Million has been raised for over 9,000 deserving projects across Britain and around the world.