A restaurant manager was one of 853 People's Postcode Lottery players from Horley to scoop a share of £3.1 Million today. The amazing news comes after their postcode sector of RH6 8 was revealed as May's Postcode Millions winner.
The biggest prizes were won by those playing with the full postcode of RH6 8DG. The winning postcode was announced during a special Facebook Live video. Five neighbours each netted an incredible £310,000 cheque.
Lucky Antonio found out he'd won £310,000 during a video call with People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Jeff Brazier shortly before starting his shift at the Italian restaurant where he works. Seeing the cheque for the six-figure sum, Antonio shouted, "I won £310,000? It's a joke? £310,000? Yes! Yes! Yes!
"I cannot believe. I cannot believe. I never won something like that. Never in my life. I can't wait to go back home and tell my girlfriend.
"It's a lot of money. This is a big help, and I cannot wait to see it in my bank! It's amazing."
Antonio was quick to think how he'll spend his windfall. He said, "I'll take a little holiday straightaway. Sicily - I'll go back home to see my parents. For me family is very, very important. And whatever is left after I go see my family, I'll go for a little holiday somewhere in Spain. I will donate to charity as well."
Our remaining 848 winners received different cheque amounts depending on how many tickets they play with. 746 players with one ticket won £1,588 each, and 82 winners doubled their prize to £3,176 each as they were playing with two tickets. Sixteen lucky winners with three tickets tripled their prize to £4,764 each, and another three winners with four tickets scooped a fantastic £6,352 each. One player with six tickets won £9,528!
Jeff Brazier said, "Antonio's reaction was just phenomenal and it's one that will definitely stay with me. It's always special hearing how our winners will spend their prize money, so it's great that Antonio will be able to visit his family in Italy, as well as take a holiday away with his girlfriend and also support some good causes that are important to him. A big congratulations to all of our other lucky winners in Horley's RH6 8."
Horley is no stranger to a Postcode Millions prize. This is the second time this year that an RH6 postcode sector has been drawn as a winner, with March seeing players in RH6 7 celebrating a Postcode Millions win.
Deserving Projects Around The World
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted by Postcode Support Trust which benefits organisations with regular grant funding that aim to support people in living happy and fulfilled lives. Good causes that benefit from the trust include Crisis, Depaul UK and Missing People.
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, more than £700 Million has been raised for over 9,000 deserving projects around the world.