One street in Newton-le-Willows is home to five fabulous winners who have between them won an incredible £150,000 thanks to their lucky postcode. The Crow Lane West residents netted the cash when WA12 9YP was announced as today's Street Prize winner.
One of our five £30,000 winners was Susan, who moved to the winning postcode a year ago. She said, "I was not, not, not expecting to win - just wow! I moved here a year ago but have played for years. It's a tenner a month which you don't really notice, it's the same as buying a couple cups of coffee but instead the money goes to support charities.
"That's why I play, so I didn't expect to be winning myself! I'll be able to make my new house a home a lot quicker and get it decorated throughout. I've also got two nephews that live with their families in Canada that I can now go and see which I wouldn't have been able to before.
"I'm absolutely going to keep playing People's Postcode Lottery, maybe even with two tickets now that I have won. Knowing the money is going towards good causes and charities is just fantastic and I hope more people think about joining!"
One of Susan's neighbours, Carole, was surrounded by her friends and family when she found out she'd won. Carole said, "I've been playing People's Postcode Lottery for three years but I'm shocked and feeling numb after winning £30,000! It's going to take a lot of pressure off me and allow me to treat my children.
"One of the reasons I play, and will definitely keep playing, is the money that goes towards supporting charities. I love my dogs, so knowing People's Postcode Lottery support a lot of animal and dog charities is great. Two of my family have already signed up after hearing about my win and I hope others start to play too!"
Handing out our golden envelopes on the day was Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier. He said, "One of the best parts of my job is revealing to players how much money they've won and seeing the excitement on their faces as the cheques are revealed! It's also great to meet winners like Susan and Carole and hearing their plans to spend the money.
"It's thanks to our amazing players that we continue to hand out these huge cash prizes and keep supporting charities up and down the country."
Charities Across The UK
Players aren't the only ones who benefit from People's Postcode Lottery. 32% of the ticket price goes to charities and good causes. Thanks to our players, over £500 Million has been raised for deserving projects around the world. Find out how player support makes a difference by checking out our charity news. Our generous players have supported more than 7,500 good causes to date.
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by PDSA, the UK's leading veterinary charity which offers free services to the sick and injured pets of people in need. Players have supported PDSA with more than £10 Million funding to date.
Local charities also benefit from player's support. Four Estates, a charity that delivers community-led initiatives for young people and the elderly to address issues including food poverty and employment, recently received £18,188. This money is being used to provide young people with mental health concerns the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments as a form of therapy.
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