Four celebrate a £25k lottery win

Left to right: Xena Marshall, Judie McCourt and Wendy Johnson.
Left to right: Xena Marshall, Judie McCourt and Wendy Johnson.

Four residents are celebrating after their postcode proved lucky.

A lucky postcode in Killingworth left four players of the People’s Postcode Lottery £25,000 richer after being drawn in the Saturday Street Prize.

Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt made a surprise visit to Greenhills after their NE12 5BD postcode was drawn.

One lucky winner, Wendy Johnson, was overjoyed with her £25,000 cheque.

She said: “I keep looking at the cheque to make sure it’s real.

“I expected it would be a smaller prize as Judie opened the envelope and never would I win that amount.

“I absolutely couldn’t believe it. Never thought in my life I would win £25,000. It is just unreal.

“After Christmas, I thought I would finally join. I activated my ticket at the end of January and I thought there were lots of prizes and good prizes.

“So this is my second draw and I’ve bagged £25,000.”

Wendy is not the only person in her family to strike it lucky with People’s Postcode Lottery after her cousin won in the Leeds Postcode Millions last month.

“My cousin won £5,000 a few weeks ago from People’s Postcode Lottery as well,” she added. “So the luck is running in the family at the moment. I rang her and she couldn’t believe it.

“Unfortunately, my mum lives in my postcode and she hasn’t joined, so she just missed out.”

Judie said: “I really enjoyed meeting our players in Killingworth, it was a pleasure.”

“I couldn’t believe it when Wendy told me her cousin had won a prize from People’s Postcode Lottery only last month.”

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