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CHRISTMAS has come early for the residents of a street in Melksham, with four winners scooping £30,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Littlejohn Avenue was drawn as a winner of the Street Prize last Sunday, 19th November. The winners were mother-of-seven Nikki Lock (49) and her son Aaron Philpott (31), who both didn’t know that the other played the People’s Postcode Lottery until they won the cash prize; Andrew Watts and a fourth unnamed person.
People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador and former X Factor contestant Danyl Johnson presented the cheques this week.
Thrilled about his mum’s win, Aaron said, “She has never won anything before, and with seven kids, she’s never been able to buy herself the best of things. So I’m really happy for her and now it’s time for her to treat herself.”
The lorry driver can’t wait to spoil his partner and children this Christmas. He added, “We are going to give the kids an amazing time this year. Winning this money also means we don’t need to save up for a holiday next year, we can just book it and go.”
Winning has been an overwhelming experience for Nikki, who works in a local factory. She said, “I wasn’t expecting to win this much. It was really nice for me and my son to win together. We’re not usually this lucky! I’m going to buy a new car, I’m 100 per cent sure of that. I really need a reliable car for getting the kids to school and then getting to work every day.”
Andrew Watts is another big winner. The 53-year old, who works in a local printing factory, moved house over a year ago but continued to play the lottery with his old postcode.
He said, “I just decided at the time to stick with my original postcode and I’m glad I did. I’ve had a few £10 wins, but this is the most money I’ve ever won. I’m going to invest most of it, but I’ve never been on a really big holiday before, so I’m going to go somewhere hot like the Caribbean.”
A fourth winner on the street was unavailable to receive their cheque but the cash prize will be paid directly into their bank account.
For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk or to watch the winners’ reactions check out Facebook and Twitter.