One lucky player from Pembroke Dock was delighted to win £25,000 when his postcode, SA72 6BA, was drawn as a winner of one of People's Postcode Lottery's two Street Prizes today.
William Billing was shocked to see Street Prize Presenter Matt Johnson knocking on his door. "It doesn’t seem real," he said. "I never thought it would happen to me."
William, who is retired, was especially lucky to receive his cheque as he almost stopped playing! "I never win anything and I almost cancelled my ticket," he said. "I’m so glad I didn’t and I’ve signed up for a second one now. I think I’ll get my gold envelope framed."
William is looking forward to celebrating with his wife Virginia. "My wife had to go to work just after I was presented with my cheque but she didn't want to go," he said. "We'll give some money to family, pay some bills off, and then maybe save for something next year."
Street Prize Presenter Matt Johnson said, "It was great to surprise William on a very rainy day with his £25,000 cheque – a bit of sunshine in gloomy November! I hope he enjoys spending his winnings.".
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £154 Million to date for over 2,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A project near Pembroke Dock that has received support from players is Neyland Rowling Club Service, which was awarded £783 this year to upgrade their equipment to meet health and safety standards.
Players in Bamber Bridge were also celebrating £25,000 wins this weekend, as their postcode PR5 8EY was picked as other Saturday Street Prize winner.