A lucky postcode in Crook is sending five players of People's Postcode Lottery on the holiday of a lifetime after winning the Dream Holiday prize.
After DL15 9EB was drawn as a winner, the Grey Street players will all receive a whopping £4,000 in holiday vouchers and £1,000 spending money!
Winner Tara Jackson-Croker plays with two tickets so she has doubled her prize to £8,000 in holiday vouchers and £2,000 spending money.
Tara said: “I’m still in a state of shock – it is the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I’m disabled and I have three kids that will get the holiday of their dreams. We could never afford this before because of the limited amount I get on my disability benefit.
“I’m over the moon. We are looking to go to Disney World in Florida next Easter. We’ve found a nice villa with its own private pool, a car, and flights all included. I’m going to take my three kids, my mum, my brother and sister-in-law. This is a family memory we will all remember for the rest of our lives.
“The kids are over the moon, they have told everyone at school. They think it is the best thing that could ever happen. They’ve always wanted to go to Disneyland and this Dream Holiday will be fulfilling their childhood dream.”
People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador, Judie McCourt, said: “It’s lovely to see that playing People’s Postcode Lottery can make player’s dreams come true. The Dream Holiday is such a fantastic prize. I hope Tara has a lovely time in Disney World with her family. ”
Crook's players weren't the only prize-winners today. Blackburn scooped £3 Million in the April Postcode Millions, Saturday Street Prizes landed in Killingworth and Southsea, and we gave away £5,000 cheques and a brand new BMW in Farnborough.
Players have raised a fantastic £113 Million for charities across Great Britain and internationally. One project near our Crook winners to receive funding is the North East Autism Society. They received £9,177 in 2015 to build a sensory room for children with disabilities.This will help promote a sense of wellbeing and belonging that can be missing in the lives of those with complex needs.