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 raised £ 30,000 after their postcode came up. Plymouth residents landed the cash when PL1 5BS was announced as the winner of the draw on Saturday 21 May.
Two of their neighbors also shared the award. Denise, 66, said she and Warren were “chuffed to pieces” when People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Danyl Johnson handed them their check. She said: “It’s been a bit of a tough year for everyone. So it’s just a real bonus.”
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The couple plans to share some of the money with their children. The grandmother added: “We also have two grown children with their own family. We want to make sure we all have fun with it.”
Ex-Royal Marine Warren said he would like to go to Austria to see André Rieu. Warren joined the Royal Marines in 1982. He served for eight years before an accident made him paraplegic.
Denise added, “We’ve used charities in the past, so it’s great to be able to give back.” The couple celebrated their victory with pizza at home with their family. The remaining winners chose to remain anonymous.
Danyl Johnson sent his greetings to the winners. He said: “The winners at Plymouth have been brilliant, I’m thrilled with them. I’m sure they will enjoy spending the money and I hope they celebrate it tonight.”
The People’s Postcode Lottery costs £ 10 a month to play and winners are guaranteed every day. People play with their chosen zip code and are automatically entered into all draws. Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £ 900 million to date to thousands of charities across the UK and internationally.
This raffle was promoted on behalf of the Postcode International Trust, which allocates funds 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.