When Covid robbed Neil Crossland and his fiancé their dream wedding this year they really felt they had run out of luck.
But things are now looking much rosier after the duo scooped a huge £60,000 when their postcode came up trumps on People’s Postcode Lottery.
HGV driver Neil, 45, from Salisbury, found out how much he’d won via a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt.
When he saw the £60,000 cheque, he said: “Oh amazing! That’s brilliant. I can’t take the smile off my face! I’m ecstatic and over the moon! This is like the day you dream about. You never think it’s going to happen.
“This money will really help pay for our wedding next year so Laura will be very pleased!
“We should have been getting married this year but had to push it to June next year because of Covid.
“The wedding will be in summer next year so we’re hoping the weather will be nice. Laura has organised most of it, so I’m sure she will have some extra things up her sleeve now!”
Neil and Laura won the prize as part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s special October campaign, where one postcode is announced as a £30,000 prize winner every day. All the players in the postcode win £30,000 for every ticket they hold – and the lucky couple had one each.
People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt, said: “A huge congratulations to Neil and Laura! I hope they have the dream wedding they deserve and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the sun shines for them on the big day.”
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.
A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £600 million to date for thousands of good causes across Britain and internationally.
This draw was promoted on behalf of children’s education charity, Theirworld, which has received over £6.6 million in funding thanks to players.
Players must be 16+. BeGambleAware.org.