STAFFORDS AND BURNETTS CELEBRATE POSTCODE LOTTERY WIN

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L-R: Gary & Rachel Stafford, Danyl Johnson and Rosemary & Jeffrey Burnett

VIDEO: The winners of Saturday’s People’s Postcode Lottery’s Street Prize have smiled for the cameras after being handed cheques to the total sum of £90,000.

As first reported by Island Echo, the postcode PO38 2DU – Allotment Road in Niton – was selected at random in the Street Prize draw.

Rachel Stafford landed £30,000 in Saturday’s draw, while her step-dad Jeffrey Burnett, who lives with her mum next-door, scooped £60,000 thanks to paying with 2 tickets.

Jeffrey, 68, worked for the merchant navy before retiring 8 years ago. He said the win has come at the perfect time for him and his wife Rosemary:

“We were starting to plough through our retirement funds having taken a few foreign holidays, so this will mean we can still have a comfortable retirement without worrying about our finances too much.

“We’re going to bank half and then treat ourselves to some bits and bobs that we’d have otherwise had to save for – we’re going to upgrade the car, do a bit of work on the house, and give some to my daughter who lives up in Edinburgh.”

Rachel, 43, signed up to play after Jeffrey had received a couple of £20 wins. She said:

“I’d been thinking about signing up, and when Jeffrey told me he’d had a few wins I thought there was no reason not to give it a shot. I knew if I didn’t win, it was still giving money to charity.

“My brother is getting married in Cambodia next year, so this will cover the flights there, and we might do a family cruise in the next couple of years too.”

Rachel and her husband Gary run a souvenir and gift shop, Xanadu, in Ventnor.

Danyl Johnson, People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador, said:

“I am delighted to have met Jeffrey and Rachel and presented them with their cheques. What an exciting day for the family! I hope they enjoy spending their winnings.”

For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk.

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