Two Brechin neighbours have scooped the lion’s share of a £3 million Postcode Millions prize pot.
Sheila Black, 64, and Susan Lindsay, 52, found out how much they had won at a special winners celebration at the House of Dun on Saturday, April 1 where they received their cheques for £239,663 each. The full winning postcode was DD9 6JH.
Sheila said: “It’s just absolutely amazing. I’ll be able to help out my family and go and visit my son in Australia - in fact, after seeing how much I’ve won I think I’ll be able to go a few times!
“I came along today and looked around at all the people, and wondered who would be the big winner - I never thought for a second that it would be me.
“I’ll definitely keep on playing - it’s not just us that have won today, it’s all the charities too. I hadn’t realised how much money players like me had raised for so many good causes. I’ll be telling my friends to sign up now.”
Susan Lindsay said: “I’m totally overwhelmed. It’s true what they say - you don’t think that something like this could happen to you until it does.
“It’s a life-changing amount for me. I can treat my family and friends - I don’t know what I’ll do with the money yet, but it will be something lovely.
“Brechin’s a small place, so it was incredible to see people I know here who have won as well.”
It wasn’t just Sheila and Susan that won - 245 winners attended the event at House of Dun in Montrose.
Other winners in the sector shared the remaining prize pot, with prizes ranging from £8812 right up to the largest share of £239,663.
Suzanne Benton, 34, truly is twice as lucky - she’s pregnant with twins, and won £17,624 as she plays with two tickets. She said: “It comes at a perfect time for us with two on the way in just over a month - buying double of everything is expensive! My husband Kenny and I have a three and a four year old already, Zara and Blair, so they’ll be getting some goodies too - a holiday is top of the list for them so I think we’ll manage that.
“We were expecting about £2000 and would have been delighted with that, so this is amazing and gives us peace of mind for the future.”
People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “It’s been an amazing day in Brechin! It’s an amazing feeling to hand over those cheques and it’s great to hear how our players are planning to use their winnings. Congratulations to all our winners!”