One resident in Dalry got the surprise of her life when a team from People's Postcode Lottery knocked on her door with a cheque for £30,000 in hand.
Local pub-owner Jane received the prize when her postcode, KA24 5DW, was announced as the winner of Saturday's Street Prize.
Upon seeing the five figure sum written on the cheque, Jane couldn't contain her excitement. She said, "Wow – there are just no words to describe this. It will make such a big difference to my life and that of my family too – I can't wait to see their faces when I tell them how much I've won."
The win has come at a great time for Jane who is about to retire. She said, "I'm in the process of selling the pub, which has been quite stressful, so it's great to have some lovely news and this will be a great boost to my retirement fund. I think an automatic car is also on the agenda as I've got arthritis in my knees and hips and have been struggling with the gears in my current one. I'll be able to start thinking about doing things that I wouldn't have thought about before because now I've got a wee bit of money to treat myself with.
"It's going to take a while to sink in. I think it might hit me later when I'm not thinking about anything else and I'll need to say to myself: 'No Jane you've not been dreaming, this really did happen!'"
Handing Jane her cheque was People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Matt Johnson. He said, "It was an incredible pleasure to travel to lovely Scotland and hand deliver Jane's prize to her door. It sounds like she's really going to be able to enjoy her retirement with her family now. Happy days!"
It's not just players who benefit, as 32% of the ticket price goes to charities. To date, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised £350 Million for over 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This prize was part of a draw promoted by Breast Cancer Care.
Break the Silence is one of many good causes close to the winner that have received support from players. In 2016, the group was awarded £1,800 to help local people achieve healthier lifestyles through nutritional education.
Not sure how to get involved in People's Postcode Lottery? Check out our handy How It Works page. Then, take a look at all the Prizes our players can win. Sign up to play today and we could be knocking on your door with a lovely golden envelope, just like Jane! With extra prizes in December's draws, it's a great time to play.
There were £30,000 prizes elsewhere, as players in another postcode got lucky in Saturday's Street Prize.