Residents of Sittingbourne in Kent had plenty to celebrate this weekend. Together they won £320,000 in April's European Postcode Millions. One player, Lisa Hammond, was the luckiest of the lot and walked away with an amazing £160,000.
Lisa was one of 61 players in winning postcode sector ME9 7 who shared the prize money. Lisa was revealed to be the only player living in the full winning postcode, ME9 7HY, and took home the lion's share of the prize pot. Prizes for the European Postcode Millions ranged from £2,000 up to £160,000.
"I am shell-shocked,” said Lisa. “It's not sunk in yet and I think it'll take a while for me to really believe that I have won this much money.”
Lisa, a dedicated player for the last three years, had no idea how much she'd won and was convinced that it would be a small prize. So when the team pulled her cheque from the gold envelope she couldn’t believe her luck.
37 year old Lisa, a farmer from Kent, was joined for the celebrations by partner Jay. Lisa already has very practical plans of what she's going to do with her winnings. “We recently bought the farm which we run as a business and our dream is to build our very own home on the grounds,” said Lisa. “I'm going to put the money away for a couple of years so that when we go to build our house we've got the money there to build our dream home.” Lisa's partner Jay is also being very sensible when it comes to spending the money, with plans to buy a new lawnmower for the farm's tractor.
Lisa started playing People's Postcode Lottery because of all the great charities that are supported by players. “I was donating to two different charities for a couple of years and then realised that by playing People's Postcode Lottery I would be supporting more. So I thought it would be silly to not sign up. I'm so glad I did!” said Lisa.
People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador Judie McCourt presented Lisa with her cheque. “It was absolutely great to meet Lisa and hand her this lovely big cheque,” she said. “I'm sure that Lisa and the other 60 winners from Sittingbourne enjoyed a great weekend and celebrated their wins in style.”
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