Alcester neighbours win £1million jackpot on the People's Postcode Lottery - The Redditch Standard

Alcester neighbours win £1million jackpot on the People's Postcode Lottery

Redditch Editorial 28th Apr, 2024   0

A PETROLHEAD pensioner will buy his dream sports car after winning a share of £1million on People’s Postcode Lottery.

Retired teacher Graham Duffill said he could now live out his boyhood dreams behind the wheel of a classic car thanks to his £125,000 prize.

The stunned dad-of-three from of Alcester said: “It’s made my day and it’s going to make people’s lives much easier.”

Graham shared a £1m jackpot with seven neighbours after B49 6PX landed the Postcode Lottery’s weekly Millionaire Street prize on Saturday.

Each ticket was worth £125,000, but one neighbour doubled that with two tickets.

Graham moved back to the UK just before the Covid pandemic and started playing Postcode Lottery two years ago.

He said: “I’m grateful for what this postcode has done for me.

“It’s going to help not just me, but family, friends, neighbours, and charities.

“My neighbours all deserve it. It’s a lovely group here, a fantastic family. We all look out one another and look after each other when we have any problems.”

His neighbour Evelyn Evans, bagged the largest share of the £1m pot – doubling her winnings with two tickets.

Now the gran-of-10 plans to take her whole family on holiday as well as ticking off a bucket list trip of her own, but she insists she will not be quitting her job.

Evelyn said: “It’s just mind blowing.

“To think your postcode does actually come up when you least expect it. It’s been absolutely unforgettable.

“I’ve never ever thought I’d win such a big amount.”

Dance teacher Victoria Whitehouse also celebrated after waltzing off with £125,000.

The gran-of-three said she was humbled by the huge prize sum.

Victoria said: “It’s like a fairytale. I’m never going to forget today. It’s almost unreal.

“At my age group, it’s an unbelievable amount of money.

“My late husband earned £12-a-week when we got married,

“I can’t get my head around it, my poor bank manager is going to have a fit.”

Victoria has only lived at the address for two years after advice from her daughter to move to the over 60s retirement housing complex.

She said: “It’s the best move I’ve ever made.

“After living most of my life in Solihull, I moved here to be closer to the family, it’s a lovely community and I have wonderful neighbours.

“And this is the icing on the cake.”

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £12-a-month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day.

People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.


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