Britain’s luckiest street has been revealed after a whopping nineteen neighbors raised a life-changing sum of money in a lottery.
The lucky ones in Orrell, near Wigan, Lancashire, are stunned after winning £630,000. People’s Postcode Lottery,
The winners include three family members from the same household, a social care worker, a van driver and a teaching assistant.
The cash gains came after WN5 0DN was announced as the winner with the lottery on Thursday 23 June.
Seventeen neighbors on Lonsdale Walk won £30,000 each, while two other winners on neighboring Silverdale Road won £60,000 after playing with two tickets.
The win sees the largest number of people in a single postcode pickup check for the lottery’s £30,000 street prize since the People’s Postcode Lottery was introduced in 2005.
The Leather family of Lonsdale Walk – who all made a whopping £30,000 – described their combined £90,000 win as “the best feeling in the world”.
Great-grandfather Ian, 67, and wife Susan, 68, said the win was “life-changing” and would help make life easier for their busy home and extended family.
Their daughter Sarah Leather, 42, a cleaner who lives with her with her two teenage children, finds the experience “utterly shocking” after discovering that she had set a fortune trap.
Susan said: “We’re bringing two families into one house and with electricity and gas prices going up, it’s a huge security blanket.”
Ian added: “It’s a big deal. This will take the pressure off.”
The retired couple are planning to blow a chunk of their cash next year on their upcoming 50th anniversary, coinciding with Susan’s 70th birthday, which will be “extra special” for the cash.
Scott Gregory, 36, a social care worker, also received a check for £30,000.
The incredibly “overwhelmed” dad-of-two – who admits his winnings “hasn’t sunk yet” – was signed up to play after his manager won £30,000 on the Postcode Lottery just two months ago .
Scott and his wife Rachel are now planning to use the cash to treat their two children on a well-deserved vacation and a shopping spree at Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
No, you already have a hundred pairs of shoes!
Mark Heap talking to wife Julie
Cheryl Valentine, 42, was stunned to win a £60,000 prize after bad luck.
Luckily, Cheryl was about to be on a flight to Tenerife with her mother the day she learned she had won the cash.
But the holiday was canceled for the third time in a row due to Kovid but his luck changed when he got a call that it was his lucky day.
Cheryl and husband Mark are hoping to splash out on a “cheeky” campervan with their cash to go on adventures with their teenage son and black Labrador.
While the “Over the Moon” van driver, 54-year-old Mark Heep, was another £30,000 winner and didn’t start planning with the cash.
When they both retire he will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise with his wife, Julie – they hope to take to Disneyland on the trip.
Julie would also splurge on some new shoes but the cheeky Mark was quick to chime in. “No, you already have a hundred pairs of shoes!”
‘dream come true’
Joan Wolf, 54, said her “dream came true” after winning £60,000 which she said would allow her and her fiancée of four years, Dean, to finally get married.
Dean was also happy for his neighbors, saying: “There is so much joy in this street. We are sharing happiness, we are sharing happiness.”
There were also winners on the road: Elizabeth Petit, 67, Tracy Morphett, 55, Deborah Moffatt, 55, Sonia Marsden, 29, Roy Fleming, 59, John Ashl, 48, and Wendy Markland, 48.
Other winners opted to remain anonymous.
One pin code per day will be announced as the £30,000 prize winner throughout the June draw.
All players in the postcode will win £30,000 for each ticket they hold.
To know more, visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk,