27 August - B36 9SN - Birmingham - £25,000
Bumper Win For Birmingham
August 27th, 2016
Players from Birmingham are dancing in the street after B36 9SN was drawn as a winning postcode for one of this weekend's Saturday Street Prizes.
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt found her way to Park Hall Crescent to deliver £150,000 in prizes.
In February 2014, players in B36 9 won the Postcode Millions, with over 100 lucky winners sharing a £2 Million prize pot.
Paul Fox plays with two tickets and doubled his haul to a life-changing £50,000. Paul said, "My previous neighbours won People's Postcode Lottery last time B36 was drawn, and I didn't play – so I missed out. I was determined that would never happen again so I signed up right then and there.
"I can’t explain what it was like when Judie pulled out my cheque. It was just unbelievable."
Sarah Griffiths signed up earlier this year and has found herself £25,000 richer as a result. Sarah said, "I was in shock more than anything when I realised I'd won £25,000 - I didn't expect it. I only signed up at the beginning of the year. Hednesford, where my dad lives, won a Saturday Street Prize and I decided to start playing. I'm sure all my friends are all going to be playing now!
"It is quite strange because two weeks ago my partner bought a holiday home which costs £25,000 and now we can pay that off in full."
Raymond Orme will be taking his wife Susan on a few special trips after his big win. "We saw the team from People’s Postcode Lottery arrive on the street and start filming but there were so many winners we had to wait patiently for them to knock on our door. When we eventually got our cheque we were over the moon to discover we'd won £25,000. It was a massive surprise.
"I've lived on the street for 25 years but I only signed up to play People's Postcode Lottery over a year ago. It was worth it and I'd recommend it to anyone. We actually told our neighbours across the road a few weeks ago to sign up, but they never did and they're kicking themselves now.
"We'll definitely treat ourselves with the win. My wife and I have always wanted to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo and The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, so now we'll be able to do those things."
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt said, "B36 is a seriously lucky postcode. I remember coming to Castle Bromwich in February 2014 - and now I’m back to deliver £150,000 in prize money. I’m certain I’ll be back again to deliver even more cheques to this lucky area."
As a charity lottery, so far players have raised an amazing £135 Million for charities across Great Britain and internationally.
A nearby good cause to receive support from players is the 237th Birmingham Scouts. They received £10,000 to install a solar photovoltaic system at their headquarters to improve their energy sustainability.
There were also some lucky winners in Old Kilpatrick as the second Saturday Street Prize of the weekend landed in G60 5DQ.