Fylde neighbours land six figure lottery jackpot

A grandmother of five is planning to celebrate winning a share of £150,000 with a bottle of champagne and a Chinese takeaway.

Sunday, 8th November 2020, 7:00 am

Pam Haslam’s postcode was announced as a winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on November 8.

The win landed Pam and one of her neighbours from the Mossom Lane area of Bispham a cheque for £30,000 each, while a third winner trebled their cash prize to £90,000 thanks to playing with three tickets,

The 71-year-old found out she had won during a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.

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Pam Haslam after finding out about her lottery win

Pam, who has lived at the winning postcode for 32 years, said: “Oh fabulous, this is absolutely marvellous. I said to Rick if it was £1,000 then I’d be happy and if it was any more I’d be ecstatic, so I’m doubly ecstatic. I’ve got a tear. You’ve made an old girl very happy.”

When asked how she’d spend her windfall, Pam said: “Well I’m going to have a new roof on my conservatory which I’ve wanted for a long time and on then obviously the children. I’ve two sons, Rick who had to help me with Zoom, and Phil and then my five lovely grandchildren.

“My husband Alvah is in a nursing home as he has dementia so I don’t know how I’d survive without my family. They’re always there for me.

Pam, who works as a secretary, had to return to work after finding out how much she’d won: “I don’t know how I’ll do my work now, I’m all fluttery! But I’ll be celebrating with a bottle of champagne and a Chinese takeaway tonight – what finer way to do it!”

Grandfather-of-two Ken Bunney was the lucky triple ticket winner who scooped £90,000.

He said: “Good grief, heavens above – that’s more than I imagined. My laptop is quivering a bit. That’ll do me for Christmas, thank you very much.

“My stomach is a knotted up and I’m in a bit of a dream world. I think it’s a bit too early for a drink yet but I’ll need to warn the bank.”

Ken, 72, who is a retired Civil Service worker, plans to share his good fortune with his daughter and said: “Only last week my daughter Michelle said she needed a new kitchen so that’ll be sorted out now. It’s the sort of thing I never expected to happen but it’ll sort Christmas out too for my two granddaughters as well.”

The remaining winners from the FY5 1RJ postcode chose to remain anonymous but their prize will be paid into their bank account.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt said: “It was my absolute pleasure to present Pam and Ken with their cheques and spready a little happiness in Thornton-Cleveleys.

“Pam is a woman after my own heart celebrating with a glass of something fizzy and a takeaway – I hope she, Ken and our other lucky winner all enjoy putting their prize to good use.”