Over 650 residents from the Cheylesmore area of Coventry in England, are celebrating after being named March’s lucky winner in the People’s Postcode Lottery with one couple winning a fantastic £428,570.
The winning postcode in the People’s Postcode Lottery draw was CV3 5JZ with the winners sharing £3m. Of the winners, seven had the exact postcode in Cecily Road with each off them winning £214,285.
The big winners were 59-year-old taxi driver Avtar Virk and his wife, Jarnail Virk, also 59, who works as a seamstress. It’s the latest big win for a taxi-driver after Arno Riselli from Gloucester, England, who won a £24.43m UK Lotto jackpot last year.
The winning couple both play the People’s Postcode Lottery meaning they take home £428,570. Avtar was shocked to see the size of their People’s Postcode Lottery win, believing it was only going to be a few thousand pounds.
Commenting about his big People’s Postcode Lottery win, he said: “it was a real shock to discover just how much we’ve won. You don’t expect that amount of money in a lifetime!” He already has plans for his windfall as part of it will be used to decorate their new extension.
It’s the latest big win in the lottery after residents in Ferndown in Dorset, England each won a £5,000 holiday voucher and £2,000 spending money in the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Holiday draw.
Also celebrating is Carol Houghton, who found out about her win just days before her 61st birthday. She’s only been playing the People’s Postcode Lottery for two months and wants to use her winnings to buy a new house and then move to Spain later this year with her wife, Amanda.
59-year-old Ann Lines won a People’s Postcode prize of £214,825 and the retail assistant is looking forward to being able to buy her family home just as £443,377 UK Lotto winner Mary Ellis from Wedmore in Somerset, England did. In Wales, Michelle and Barrie Fender were able to buy their council house after winning £1m playing the UK Lotto draw.
Lottery wins help dreams come true and now Ann can finally go on her long-desired safari holiday to Kenya. That’s like Bernie Delbridge from England who headed off on safari to Africa after he won £241,406.80 playing EuroMillions.
Other People’s Postcode Lottery winners that only had the first four digits of the winning postcode received cheques ranging from £2,089 to £6,267.
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