Pontefract woman to create dream home with £30,000 win on Postcode Lottery

A Pontefract woman is set to create her dream home with an unexpected windfall after netting a £30,000 cash prize with People’s Postcode Lottery.

Thursday, 12th August 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 12th August 2021, 9:06 am
Pontefract winner Lauren Gray grins after learning of her cash windfall

WF8 1EH was announced as a winner with the lottery on August 9, landing Lauren Gray, 36, with her very own prize cheque.

Lauren was left stunned after learning of her win on a video call with lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier.

As the prize amount was revealed she laughed and said: “Oh my God.

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Jeff Brazier with the winning envelope.

"That’s awesome, that’s great.

"I can’t believe it!”

Lauren, who is currently on maternity leave caring for her seven-month-old son, already had some plans for her winnings.

She and her partner, Matt, recently moved to their house and have a lot of work they are planning to do.

Lauren added: “We are renovating our house so it’ll probably go towards that, I would imagine.

“We’re not just renovating, we’ve bought two floors below and it’s been all knocked out and it’s a complete and utter mess! So, this will be awesome for it.”

Lauren said that her first plans were to celebrate the good news.

She added: “I think I might get a wee bottle of wine to go with dinner tonight and that’ll be that.”

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “I was so pleased to bring this fantastic surprise to Lauren today,

"I couldn’t be happier for her. I hope she can use the winnings to get those renovations done and treat her family as well!”

Everyday throughout the August draws one postcode will be announced as a £30,000 prize winner.

All the players in the postcode will win £30,000 for every ticket they hold.

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day.

People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

A minimum of 33% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £750 million to date for thousands of good causes across Britain and internationally.