Street of lucky lottery winners scoop PS8.4m Jackpot days before Christmas

After winning the People’s Postcode Lottery’s largest-ever prize fund, a street of happy neighbors shared a PS8.4million jackpot just days before Christmas.

Nine residents won PS342,375, while a tenth received PS684,750. They had played with two tickets and champagne bottles around their homes.

537 players also won cash prizes, ranging from PS7.522 to another PS22.566 in People’s Postcode Lottery.

Lucky winners from Cliffe, Kent, shared a total amount of PS8.4million.

Marion Milton, the six-figure winner, was there to attend the memorial service for her brother Murray that afternoon.

She stated that

His daughter choose the date because it was his birthday. Then, when I discovered the lottery was coming, my thoughts were: ‘Thanks, Murray.’

Marion intends to use some money to visit her son, who is in Australia, for the first time in three years.

She said,

We never dreamed in our wildest dreams. But, we’d be winners. Never. I still can’t get over it. I feel like I need a strong drink.

Marion joked that her win would mean her husband could buy her another Christmas present.

She stated that her husband bought her a new Christmas ring, which was silver. However, we may need to up the ante and get white gold.

Paul Laker (61-year-old taxi driver) and Alison (57-year-old wife) were stunned to learn that they had won PS342,375.

Alison stated,

It’s amazing everybody can have such a wonderful Christmas after two years of being so difficult.

It would be nice to have it as a holiday. Covid has caused our Florida holiday to be canceled several times. Now we have the opportunity to make it even more special.

Simon Clarke, a retired teacher, was so shocked that he had no choice but to stop himself from falling.

Oh my goodness! Are you able to call a doctor? I feel weak at the knees. That’s amazing. That is something we can do to help some people. I am speechless and lost for words.

Betty Reilly, a great-grandmother, was shocked when the lottery ambassador showed up at her door.

She stated,

It hasn’t sunk yet, I don’t think. It was amazing! It’s so wonderful to see Christmas come alive.

The People’s Postcode lottery, which supports charities, has raised more than PS800m for good causes and 9,000 charities since 2005.