Aylesbury street celebrating after success in the People’s Postcode Lottery

Orwell Drive, Aylesbury. Image: Google Street View
Orwell Drive, Aylesbury. Image: Google Street View

Five neighbours on Orwell Drive are celebrating after their postcode (HP21 9JL) was drawn as part of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Four of the neighbours who play in the postcode have scooped £1,000 each, with another who plays with two tickets doubling their win to £2,000.

A minimum of 31 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery which has raised more than £229 million to date for good causes.

A local cause that has received support from the lottery is the Bucks Owl and Raptor Group which was awarded £2,000 last year to extend its bird box conservation programme.

One of the winners Joanne O’Connell said: “I started playing when I saw the TV adverts for it and I have been playing the lottery for three months.

“I like it because the money goes to good causes and it is a lot of people winning a small amount - rather than the lottery which keeps rolling over and then one person wins what it in my opinion is far too much money.

“When I first saw the envelope I thought it was a scam until I double checked that I had won.

“I have already spent some of my winnings because I went and did a bit of shopping!”

If you were one of the other winners, we’d love to speak to you!

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