A grandmother-of-four and a former Royal Marine are celebrating after winning a share of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Denise Duthie, 66, and her husband Warren scooped £ 30,000 after their postcode came up. The Plymouth residents landed the cash when PL1 5BS was announced as a winner with the lottery on Saturday 21 May.
Two of their neighbors also shared the prize. Denise, 66, said she and Warren were “chuffed to bits” when People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Danyl Johnson presented them with their check. She said: “It’s been a bit of a tough few years for everybody. So, this is just a real bonus. ”
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The couple have plans to share some of the cash with their children. The grandmother added: “We have two grown up children with their own families too. We’ll make sure we all have fun with it. ”
Ex-Royal Marine Warren said he’d quite fancy going to Austria to see André Rieu. Warren joined the Royal Marines in 1982. He served for eight years before an accident left him paraplegic.
Denise added: “We’ve used charities in the past so to be able to give back is great.” The couple celebrated their win with pizza at home with their family. The remaining winners chose to remain anonymous.
Danyl Johnson sends his well-wishes to the winners. He said: “The winners in Plymouth have been brilliant, I’ve thrilled for them. I’m sure they’ll enjoy spending the cash and I hope they celebrate tonight. ”
People’s Postcode Lottery costs £ 10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £ 900 million to date for thousands of good causes across Britain and internationally.
This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode International Trust, which awards funding to charities whose mission is to support the creation of sustainable solutions that alleviate poverty, hunger and enable food security. Action Aid, CARE International UK and Mary’s Meals are just a few of the supported charities.