DIY boost thanks to Portknockie Postcode Lottery windfall
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A SPOT of DIY could be on the cards for one of the Portknockie winners of the People's Postcode lottery.
Four players in the village's Bridge Street were left feeling just grand when they each won a total of £1000 after the AB56 4LG came up in the draw on Friday, January 8.
One of those was Elaine Brown, who first knew of her windfall thanks to her mobile phone.
"I've got an alert set up on my phone when money goes in or out of my account and it went off at about 12.30pm on the Friday," she said.
"When it bleeped I had a look and saw £1000 had just gone into my account from the Postcode Lottery.
"It was a very nice surprise and in fact I had been thinking about giving it up altogether. I have won on it before but no more than about £20.
"The gold envelope arrived the next day and it's on display in the house.
"I'll keep the £1000 aside for now but once the lockdown ends it could help with some home improvements.
All the winners were congratulated by People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson congratulated the winners.
"I hope you enjoy spending your winnings," he added.
A minimum of 32 per cent of money made through ticket sales from the People's Postcode Lottery goes directly to charities.
Lottery players have raised more than £600 million to date for thousands of good causes in Great Britain and beyond.
This draw was promoted on behalf of WaterAid, which has received more than £15.9 million worth of funding.
The charity is determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players’ support, and local charities can apply for funding next year.
For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk