Norwich neighbours win share of £180,000 lottery prize
PUBLISHED: 08:03 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 04 April 2017
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Four Norwich residents are celebrating thanks to their postcode which helped them scoop a share of £180,000.
The Creance Road neighbours won the People’s Postcode Lottery’s Street Prize on Sunday. Roger Barron, who plays with two tickets, couldn’t believe it when the team from the lottery showed up to present him with his cheque for £60,000.
“I was very surprised,” he said. “I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.”
Mr Barron, 76, a retired heating engineer, has three children and five grandchildren to treat with his winnings and is thinking of treating himself to a holiday.
“I usually go on holiday with my friend,” he said. “We both lost our wives at similar times and enjoy each other’s company. We’re off to Turkey this year but winning the money means I can plan something extra special for next year.”
Peter Longman, 51, was equally shocked when he realised he had won £60,000 by playing with two tickets. “I’m delighted,” he said. “And my daughter was over the moon to meet Jeff Brazier!”
Peter, who works as a lorry driver, is looking forward to planning a trip with his two daughters and wife with his winnings.
Another winner was Anne-Marie Pound who was thrilled with her £30,000 win. “This has come at such a perfect time,” she said. “My daughter Charlotte has just been accepted into Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and I was worried about affording the fees – I don’t have to panic now.
“It really is life-changing for me. It’d been a pipe dream for a while to visit Australia to visit my uncles and cousins who I haven’t seen for over 20 years. Now I’m planning the trip for Christmas with my son and daughter.”
And the final winner was Margaret Shergold who scooped £30,000. “We have our golden wedding next year so we’ll plan a big holiday,” she said. “It’s great that so much money goes to good causes from playing.”
A minimum of 30pc of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £182 million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A project near the winners that has received support from players is The Bramerton Society, which was awarded £1,169 last year for the Bramerton Community Orchard.