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

Pontefract winner Lauren Gray grins after learning of her cash windfallPontefract winner Lauren Gray grins after learning of her cash windfall
Pontefract winner Lauren Gray grins after learning of her cash windfall
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.

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.

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

Jeff Brazier with the winning envelope.Jeff Brazier with the winning envelope.
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.

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“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,

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"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.

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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.