Delight for Scarborough neighbours as they win big on the People's Postcode Lottery
Five neighbours who live in the Scarborough area are celebrating after they each won with People’s Postcode Lottery.
Their postcode, YO12 4NL, which is in Seamer, was announced as a winner on Sunday 8 August.
They each won £30,000, bringing a total of £150,000 to the street.
The winners found out how much they’d won over video calls with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.
Lisa Borrie (39) was the first to receive the good news.
Lisa, who runs her own business, was thrilled when Judie revealed her £30,000 cheque. She said: “That’s amazing! Oh my goodness! This is incredible I can’t believe it.
“It was my dad that told me sign up. He’s eagerly awaiting the news. I think he’s more excited than I am!”
Lisa, her teenage daughters and her partner have recently moved into a new house, so the win has come at a great time.
She said: “We’ve just moved into a nice new home but it’s completely bare. I’m a big fan of interior so it will be amazing to be able to finally do it up.
“The back garden is also a space I really want to enjoy. I’ve spent weeks designing it and now can afford it. I thought we’d have to save up for ages!
"Everyone has realised over the last few months how important outdoor space is, so to share it with family and friends will be amazing.
“It will be nice to finally book a nice holiday too! Me and my partner have always wanted to go to Cuba so that’s high on the list. I’m such a fan of the Philippines too, so definitely somewhere exciting!
“It just eases everything. Anything you second guess you don’t need to worry about. To have the freedom to do the stuff we really want to do. I’m usually super cautious so I will make sure it stretches!”
With two teenagers, Lisa will likely treat them, however surprisingly they haven’t asked for anything yet.
She said: “My kids are such good kids. My eldest daughter has just turned 18 but she really doesn’t ask for anything.
"When she knew I’d won something she just asked if I was going to do something with the garden!
"My son is 13 this weekend so he’s been going crazy with everybody. It’s great timing.”
She added: “I feel like I’m in a dream, it doesn’t feel real!”
Chloe Webster (29) was on a family holiday in Kos, Greece when the Postcode Lottery team video called her.
When she saw the cheque she said: ““No way! Wow! That is amazing. I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to say. I feel a bit sick!”#
When asked what she’d spend her winnings on, Chloe was still in shock. She said: “I just can’t even comprehend it really. I have a one-year-old daughter so I’m sure a lot will go on her but it’s hard to think.
“I’ll maybe get a conservatory for my new house, or maybe do something with my back garden as it’s just a big grassy area at the moment.”
Chloe and her family have been enjoying the sunshine and plan to celebrate her win in style.
She said: “The weather has been gorgeous. I’ve been playing in the pool all day with my daughter and nephews. We’ve just been having a good time.
“We’ll need to go out for a nice tea tonight to celebrate. Maybe get some cocktails. It’s a lovey surprise, the best ever!”
Two winners chose to remain anonymous, but they will still receive their winnings.
One of them said: “£30,000?! That is a serious amount of money and will make a huge difference. You’ve made my day, actually my year!”
People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.
Judie McCourt, People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, said: “It was lovely to virtually meet Lisa and Chloe and give them some good news. A big congratulations to the other winners too! I hope everyone enjoys treating themselves with their win.”
A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise more than £600 million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
This draw was promoted on behalf of British Red Cross. Players have raised over £6.7 million for the UK's leading emergency response charity.
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