Thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery, the week is off to a great start for a group of neighbors, as they were able to land a prize of £180,000. This means that each of the residents was able to bag a prize of £30,000, all because of their postcode. This cash windfall came after the People’s Postcode Lottery declared PO6 4DA as a winner. The winners included Michael Stephens and the phone call he received that informed him of his good fortune left him ‘gobsmacked’. The 58-year-old said that he had been shocked and the £30,000 win knocked him off his feet.
Working as a lorry driver, Micahel has already made some plans for his winnings, particularly with his big day coming up. He said that his marriage was scheduled in March, so the money would certainly be helpful. He said that he had told his partner that it was enough to purchase a cake. The father of three also wanted to treat his family, particularly when his seventh grandchild coming soon. He said they would get the baby something nice, as it is due before Christmas.
The other winners wanted to stay anonymous. Matt Johnson, the ambassador for the People’s Postcode Lottery, sent his well-wishes to the winners. He congratulated them for the win and said that he hoped it would give their spirits a boost. Throughout July, a postcode will be announced every day as a prize winner of £30,000. For every ticket players in the postcode have, they will be granted a sum of £30,000. The cost of the People’s Postcode Lottery is £10 a month and winners are guaranteed every day. People use their postcode to play and they have entered into all draws automatically.
Almost 33% of the ticket sales is given directly to charities and approximately £750 million has been raised by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery so far, which has been used for helping thousands of good causes all over Britain and internationally as well. The draw on Monday was carried out on behalf of the Postcode Justice Trust that offers support to organizations working on improving lives by delivering equality, human rights and justice.