Five neighbours in Worthing will be ringing in the New Year with a share of £180,000, after their postcode, BN11 5LJ, was revealed to be the latest winner of our Street Prize. People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Jeff Brazier went knocking on doors in Elm Grove to hand out some amazing cheques. Four residents scooped £30,000 each. The fifth landed a whopping £60,000, thanks to playing with two tickets.
Jeff delivered golden envelopes to lucky winners including Carmela. Carer Carmela doubled her win because she played two tickets, meaning she landed the huge sum of £60,000.
Carmela said, "I was expecting to win £1,000 and I would have been so happy with that! This is the best Christmas ever. My daughter Domenica is at university, studying at Brighton. I want to use the money to help her out while she's studying. This couldn't have come at a better time, as her car keeps breaking down, and with this money we can afford to replace it."
Rianna, who's only been playing for six months, won £30,000. She said, "I'm shaking, I can't believe it. I'm the unluckiest person in my house and I've never won anything before this. I've never had this kind of money, it means so much to me. I'd like to use some of it to book a family trip to Disneyland Paris with my partner and my son Leon for his birthday in October.
"I started playing because it's easy to set up and you don't need to think about entering yourself to play every month. I love hearing about the charities that People's Postcode Lottery support through their updates - it's nice to know that we're making a difference"
Neighbour Neil collected a thrilling £30,000 cheque. He said, "I am over the moon, this is so wonderful and so unexpected." His wife, Ella, added, "I feel a lovely holiday coming on! We would love to do a cruise, we've never done one before. We can treat our daughters, Tiffany and Jodie, too.
"I got everything I could ever want this Christmas, with my daughter Jodie home from the USA where she works as an au pair, and this is just the icing on the cake."
Street Prize Presenter Jeff Brazier said, "It has been wonderful to be in Worthing today delivering such fantastic news - and big cheques - to all our winners. Everyone was so friendly and it's an amazing feeling to be continuing to spread festive cheer in our red jackets. Delivering cheques is always a joy at any time of year but it's especially nice these winners will go into the New Year with a big boost to their bank accounts.
"I'm absolutely over the moon for everyone who picked up a prize and I hope they enjoy treating themselves. And with all the money that’s been raised for local charities, everyone's a winner!"
With 32% of the ticket price going to charities, our players have raised a staggering £371 Million for good causes. This prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Earth Trust. One of the charities to benefit is the National Trust, who have received over £1.4 Million to date from our players. This includes the Worthing National Trust Association.
Another local charity Release Counselling and Therapy for Women received £2,000 last year from players to run support groups for new mums suffering from post-natal depression or anxiety. The group aims to help the transition into motherhood for mums who may be struggling to cope. The Deans Senior Tea Club project was also awarded £2,000 of player funding last year to run free social tea clubs for older people, to help in combatting isolation and loneliness.
There's a fantastic £150 Million in prizes to be won by our players in 2019. It only takes two minutes to sign up and play. If you aren't susbcribed yet, why not find out How Postcode Lottery Works? Check out the range of wonderful Prizes which our players can win. And all the while, you'll be supporting a range of deserving Charities. Help us help them make a difference in local communities every single day.