Blackpool trio win big on Postcode Lottery

Three lucky Blackpool residents received a summer surprise when they each scooped £30,000 on the Postcode Lottery.

Tuesday, 10th July 2018, 12:51 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:00 pm
Terence and Nicola Lynch celebrate win with neighbour Ionescu Raul
Terence and Nicola Lynch celebrate win with neighbour Ionescu Raul

The lucky winners, all from Sir Stanley Matthews Way East, Foxhall Village, won the money after their postcode was drawn on Saturday.

Ionescu Raul, 36, was shocked at his winnings. The horse box builder said: “I can’t believe this - I never expected to win this kind of money in a million years.

“This is really going to change my life and I feel like my future is secured now.

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L-R Terence and Nicola Lynch, Danyl Johnson and Ionescu Raul

“I’ll definitely be celebrating this weekend with a massive barbeque with lots of my friends and lots of beer.”

Also happy to win was Terence Lynch, 57, who was with wife Nicola when the People’s Postcode Lottery team knocked on his door to present him with the prize.

Both were taken aback when they saw the figure written on the cheque and plan to use the cash to renovate their garden.

The third winner wasn’t available to collect their cheque and remains unnamed.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson said: “The only thing that can top a visit to the seaside is one where I also get to hand out massive cheques to our lovely winners.” .

Last year, Blackpool Carers Centre received £19,761 in funding from the lottery to deliver training.