£3 million, 419 families, one £250,000 winner and 10 winners of £125,000 apiece – those are the amazing statistics that sum up a joyful day in Kidderminster as the People’s Postcode Lottery descended on the town.
People’s Postcode Lottery Presenters Judie McCourt and Danyl Johnson were in DY10 1 postcode area from early morning on Saturday as players waited for the postman to deliver golden envelopes with their winnings.
A total of 408 households received a cheque for at least £3,318 – some players who had two or three tickets each received double or triple winnings.
But later in the day the full postcode was revealed – DY10 1NP – and the presenters descended on Kestrel Close and nearby homes where 11 people received a knock on the door to be greeted by a live TV crew and a cheque for £125,000.
Among them was electrician, vintage car enthusiast and musician Mark Roelink. He messaged the postcode lottery after his win to say: “To all the crew of People’s Postcode lottery ….thank you for my prize. I’ll never forget today…you were amazing at my door…it’s life changing xxx”
One lucky winner plays two tickets, so won double the prize – £250,000.
There was also a double win for Natalie Padfield and her parents, who both landed a £125,000 cheque. She’s pictured below, second left, at the prize presentation.
Some of the big winners are pictured below:
This winner couldn’t contain his delight!
The People’s Postcode Lottery team in Kestrel Close, Kidderminster
Launched online in 2005, People’s Postcode Lottery is a fundraising and prize draw. Players pay £10 a month to play, with daily, weekly and monthly prize draws based on postcodes. A minimum of 32% of the ticket price goes directly to charities.
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