An amazing 980 local Post Code Lottery players are celebrating winning a share of £3 Million in July’s Postcode Millions draw in Dukinfield.
The lucky winners who play with the full winning postcode, SK16 5AX, took home the top prize of £305,674 each!
Mother of three Lorna only signed up to play in June. She was one of the lucky winners who took away £305,674.
Lorna said, “When that big cheque came out I was literally shaking, it’s such a huge amount of money and it’s so surreal to think that I’ve won. I’ll need to have a sit down and think about what I’m going to do with it. It’s my 50th birthday in September so I’d like to visit America as I’ve never been. My dad and brother have also recently moved to Norfolk so it might be nice to move closer to them.”
By playing People’s Postcode Lottery, Lorna is also helping to support charities and there’s one in particular that means a lot to her.
She said, “We adopted our dog Oscar from Dogs Trust last year and I’ve always wanted a pet. He has made such a huge difference to our family and I’m so happy that I get to support the charity by playing People’s Postcode Lottery.”
Lorna’s neighbour Julia also scooped £305,674. She signed up to play last month too when her dad, who also plays, urged her to have a go.
She said, “I’m so grateful to my dad for telling me to play. This is all a bit surreal, but really exciting. I have no idea what to spend the money on, but I’ll probably go on holiday to Florida next year. It was just unbelievable when the last letter of the winning postcode was revealed to everyone and I realised it was mine.”
Julia’s mum and dad, Jean and Ian, also won at the event, picking up a cheque for £2,217. Ian said, “I said you need to get in it. We won £10 about four times since we signed up just over a year ago.”
The remaining 980 winners scooped between £2,217 and £6,651.
People’s Postcode Lottery Presenter Matt Johnson said, “It has been an incredible day here in Dukinfield, the biggest event we have ever done! It is brilliant to be able to celebrate with everyone who has won today.”
32% of the ticket price goes to charities. To date, players have raised over £320 Million for more than 4,000 good causes. This prize was part of a draw promoted by the Postcode Global Trust.
One local charity which has been supported by our players is the bereavement support group Finding Rainbows. The group received £2,600 in 2017 to support parents who have lost a baby or a child and to offer information, advice and guidance to the extended family.