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Town Divides £3.7m Postcode Lottery Win Between Its Residents

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Town Divides £3.7m Postcode Lottery Win Between Its Residents

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.

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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.”

Nine neighbours from Pen-Y-Dre took home the biggest portion of the cash draw after their postcode was named the big winner. Credit: People's Postcode Lottery
Nine neighbours from Pen-Y-Dre took home the biggest portion of the cash draw after their postcode was named the big winner. Credit: People's Postcode Lottery

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

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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.”

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Matt Johnson and Lisa Scanlon were two of the lucky winners. Credit: People's Postcode Lottery
Matt Johnson and Lisa Scanlon were two of the lucky winners. Credit: People's Postcode Lottery

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.”

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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.

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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.

Featured Image Credit: People's Postcode Lottery

Topics: UK News, Good News

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