Neighbours from a street in Dunfermline, Scotland, were celebrating last weekend as they shared a people’s Postcode Lottery prize worth £210,000.
Five ticket entries from the postcode of KY11 4XH each won £30,000 in the People’s Postcode Lottery Saturday prize. Three of the neighbours won £30,000, while two had purchased two entries each and therefore doubled their prize money to £60,000. We’ve previously told you about other Scottish winners, including a EuroMillions winner who was ‘hunted’ by members of the Cairngorm Mountain Ski Patrol.
One of the lucky Dunfermline winners was John Taylor, who told People’s Postcode Lottery officials that he had many reasons to celebrate. “This has surpassed my wildest expectations,” he exclaimed when he found out about his win. “My wife Grace and I just had our fifth wedding anniversary yesterday, so we’ve got two reasons to celebrate now – I’m elated.” Recently two neighbours from Greenock in Scotland each won £30,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery and were planning new cars and holidays.
The 59-year-old warehouse manager said that his People’s Postcode Lottery win will enable him to take the family on a memorable holiday. “We have six children between us and we’re foster parents to three more, so it would be great to get all the family together and go to Disney World in Florida and make lots of memories together.” A family from West Yorkshire in England was also planning a trip to Walt Disney World after winning £1 million on the EuroMillions, while a couple from Swansea in Wales were hoping to take their three children on the same trip when they scored £1 million on the UK Lotto.
Another of the street’s winners was Sara Smith, a 37-year-old mum of one who was also planning to use her £30,000 People’s Postcode Lottery prize to take a holiday to Florida. “We’ve never had the opportunity to go on a family holiday abroad,” she told lottery officials, adding that as she lives with multiple sclerosis and is unable to work, the People’s Postcode Lottery cash injection will definitely help to ease their household finances. Recently the People’s Postcode Lottery boosted a Scottish charity by providing funding for them to send school meals to some of the poorest children in the world.
Elaine Ferguson was another of the Dunfermline winners, and the supermarket demonstrator said that her winnings will help herself and her husband to prepare for retirement. “It’s so nice to win alongside all my neighbours,” she added. “I’ll definitely be having a few drinks to celebrate tonight.”
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