Family who moved to pretty little town ‘on a whim’ win £392k on Postcode Lottery | UK | News
A couple who moved a house “on a whim” has won a huge amount of money in the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Judy Eastwood and partner Scott Wood won £392,000 after their postcode – CT14 9PR – in London Road, Deal was announced as the winner of a massive prize sum.
Over 1,400 neighbours in the town won a share of £11.2million, the second biggest prize pot the lottery has ever given away, reported Kent Online.
Each winner won a minimum of £6,113, but those on London Road won the lion’s share after their full postcode was announced as part of the lottery’s October Millions competition.
Last year, Judy and Scott decided to move from Hartley near Sevenoaks to the “livelier” town of Deal saying it was “the best decision they have ever made”.
On Sunday, a sweet surprise knocked on their door when the Celebrity ambassador Judie McCourt presented them with their golden envelope.
Judy said: “I feel like I’m still dreaming. We’re just normal people, we work hard and didn’t expect anything like this to actually happen.”
Their next door neighbours and good friends Richard Clements and Sue Lally also won the same amount while a mystery neighbour, with two winning tickets, doubled their win to £784,834.
Judy and Scott hope to spend some of the money on home improvements as they have a leaky roof, a boiler on the blink that needs attention.
She said: “We’ve had a heating engineer out three times this week and he told us the boiler was on its last legs.
“Now we don’t have to save up for a new one.”
Hundreds of winners were invited to find out how much they had won during a huge event on Walmer Green on Saturday.
People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson said: “It was a phenomenal Saturday on the beautiful Kent coastline surprising hundreds of winners with thousands of pounds!
“Congratulations to all the Deal winners sharing £11.2million, the second biggest prize in our history.”
The lottery costs £12 a month to play.
People’s Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which raises money for charities.
For £12 a month, players can win cash prizes while supporting good causes. The monthly postcode millions prize sees players in a postcode sector share a multi-million-pound prize.
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