More than 400 residents in Rhymney, South Wales are celebrating today after winning a share of £3.7 million.
The 435 winners bagged a share of the prize money through the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Nine neighbours from Pen-Y-Dre took home the biggest portion of the cash draw after their postcode, NP22 5DL, was named the big winner.
Edward Owen, who played with two tickets, won £370,000 while the other eight walked away with £185,000.
The retired steel worker, 76, was 'elated' with his win and is set to spend part of the money on a new car and a world cruise.
“You never expect to win this amount of money, I am absolutely elated,” Mr Owen said. “I don’t think they’ll believe me when I tell them how much I’ve won.”
Lisa Scanlon, 43, a quality control officer in a chocolate factory, scooped £185,000 said she’s hoping to do 'something exciting' with the money and travel to the Maldives
She said: “I really don’t know what I’m going to do with my winnings.
“I’m always teased in my family about how sensible I am with my money, so I’ll need to think of something exciting to spend it on, maybe a trip to the Maldives.”
Lewis Lance, who has lived in his house for more than 34 years, and his partner Rose want to buy a bungalow with the winnings.
The 68-year-old shared: “I’m on cloud nine. We’ve been thinking for the last couple of years about buying a bungalow and now I definitely think we’ll take the plunge and go for it.”
NHS worker Rose couldn’t enjoy the celebrations for long as she had to head off for a shift, but said the win will 'help our whole family'.
She added: “The last couple of years have been really tough and I’ve been working seven days a week, so this money has really come at a great time.
“We’re going to have a big party to celebrate, and we’ll spoil our children and grandchildren. This will help our whole family.”
Retired home help Gladys Kent, 72, said she is looking forward to buying some new slippers with her £185,000 nest egg.
She’s also plans to get a new car with ramp access for her mobility scooter, a new three-piece suite and will take her whole family on a trip to Benidorm.
Mrs Kent said: “It’s my husband Gary’s 75th birthday tomorrow so we’ll have a big party with our three children and eight grandchildren, now we have even more reason to celebrate.”
A further 426 players in the same postcode received cheques ranging from £3,894 to £11,682, depending on how many tickets they played with.
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