Postcode lottery winner jokes he’ll ‘buy some Lurpak’ with winnings

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A small community was left shocked after discovering they had won the postcode lottery.

The £7.9 million jackpot was distributed among 591 people, with one street, in particular, getting the lion’s share of the winnings.

When LN12 1 was drawn in the lottery, residents of Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire, got the surprise of their lives.

Thirteen lucky winners living on Trenchard Road all got their hands on a chunk of £3.95 million.

A total of £263,333 each was given to 11 neighbours on the street, while two others scooped a whopping £526,666 each, thanks to playing with two tickets, reports Lincolnshire Live.

The average house price in the area is just £183,606, as opposed to an average of £227,373 across the rest of Lincolnshire.

Cyril Hellewell is one of the fortunate residents who received a cheque for half a million pounds, along with his wife, Maria.

The 56-year-old was delighted as they will now get to go on their dream honeymoon after tying the knot last year.

He said: “It’s a miracle. I was just flabbergasted, absolutely flabbergasted; I just couldn’t believe the amount; it really is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.

“We’ve always wanted to go to Egypt together. So, we can now do that and have the honeymoon we never went on.

“The first thing I’m going to get is some Lurpak for the fridge. It’s that expensive these days. I can buy at least 10 packs now.”

Great grandmother-of-fourteen Beverley White, 82, and her husband Michael White, 81, won £263,333 each.

Beverley, who worked as a nurse for over 30 years, said: “Never in my life did I think that this would happen to us.

“I’d love to see my bank manager’s face when that goes into my bank account.

“I don’t think I’ve ever made that much money in my whole life, and I’ve worked from when I was 15 until I retired.

“We can really help out our kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. It’ll be a Christmas to remember.”

Another neighbour Samantha Douglas won £263,333 and received the news while in-between working back-to-back nightshifts at a local care home.

The 54-year-old said: “It’s fantastic, I’m over the moon.

“We’ve not even given it a thought about what we could buy because we’ve never thought about winning this sort of money – never in our wildest dreams really.

“There will be something for our children and my first buy will be to replace our 20-year-old car with a new one.”

Husband and wife, Gordon and Lynda Ames said they could “jump over the moon” after winning £263,333 each.

Lynda said: “We’re just fantastically happy with this at our age, it’s lovely to have this win behind you.

“It gives us an opportunity to share it with our local charities too, such as the RNLI, Cancer and Air Ambulance charities and Dogs Home.

“We like to help people out and charities are important in our small community in Mablethorpe.”

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