Ilkeston neighbours win Postcode Lottery

One of  six  Streetprize Winners  L to R Janine Osborne, Nicola Clarke, Frank Wallace, Debbie Wombwell, Deborah Lisle.  receive their   Cheques for 25,000 in the  Peoples Postcode Lottery  in Ilkeston Derbyshire  Pictures by Paul Thomas Photographic Ltd  Tel 07773 340 163

One of six Streetprize Winners L to R Janine Osborne, Nicola Clarke, Frank Wallace, Debbie Wombwell, Deborah Lisle. receive their Cheques for 25,000 in the Peoples Postcode Lottery in Ilkeston Derbyshire Pictures by Paul Thomas Photographic Ltd Tel 07773 340 163

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Neighbours living on Godfrey Drive in Kirk Hallam are elated after winning a total of £175,000 through the People’s Postcode Lottery .

Winners were surprised with cheques by presenter Judie McCourt.

Nicola Clarke, 46, was delighted to win £25,000 after only one month of playing. She said: “I decided to play because my colleagues recommended it, and I wanted to support charities. I can’t believe I’ve won so soon.”

Nicola’s neighbour, Janine Osborne, 41, was left in shock. Janine, who is a support worker, was joined by her husband William to accept the cheque.

Debbie Wombwell, 42, is still reeling from her win. She has a few thoughts on how to spend her winnings. “My daughter, Jaimie-Leigh, turns 17 soon, so I can pay for her driving lessons. I’ll also put some aside for when my 14-year-old daughter Macie learns to drive, and maybe buy them a run-around car.”

Frank McHollas, 77, a retired Rolls Royce engineer, said: “It’s great news. My wife Glennis and I have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren between us, so the money won’t last long.”

Deborah Lisle, 35, was also excited to be presented with her £25,000 cheque. “I feel like a kid at Christmas,” she said. “Words can’t describe the feeling.”

Deborah, who works in a local care home, is thinking along the same lines as her neighbours - she has holidays on her mind. “Disneyland, here we come.” she laughed. Deborah was also delighted to win with her neighbours. “It was great to meet some people on the street I didn’t know already,” she said. “The people who don’t play were all peering out the window - I bet they all sign up now.”

One other winner living on the street won £50,000 after playing with two tickets.

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