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2 people in Newport are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The neighbours netted the windfall when PO30 3EW was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Friday (7th January 2020).

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson sent his well-wishes to the winners. He said:

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“I can’t think of a better way to kickstart the weekend! Congratulations to our winners, I’m sure they’ll be celebrating tonight.”

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £500 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

This draw was promoted by Oxfam which has received over £8.4 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Oxfam is global movement of people who work together to combat the injustice of poverty.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players’ support, and local charities can apply for funding now.

For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, visit

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Az-zahra Aziz

I don’t think Oxfam is such a worthy charity nowadays as it once seemed. Since at least the 60’s this charity has been sending Oxen to Africa, with the good intention of helping the impoverished farmers there to use these beasts, instead of the wives, to tow a plough, to grow more food to stop them starving, and hopefully earn a little extra from the increased produce to pay for the odd treat, like a cinema visit or a day out at the seaside. Likely the early days recipients did use these Oxen as hoped for. Yet, the huge amount… Read more »

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oxfam…. In 2009/10, the charity employed five executives on more than £100,000 a year. The latest figures, for 2016/17, show the total reached 11, including chief executive Mark Goldring who earned £127,753. When Mark Goldring resigned in 2018 his salary had increased to over £146k On top of his salary, Mr Goldring claimed expenses of £12,006 and was handed pension contributions of £12,818 The figures, published in Oxfam’s annual reports, reveal the number of staff with salaries of more than £60,000 has almost tripled from 32 to 93 over the seven-year period, while the total wage bill increased 48 per… Read more »


Shockingly overpaid fat cats milking the charity…


Not sure it’s wise for ‘People’s Postcode’ to publicise the second half of the winning post code. It narrows down where to find a happy person whose mind isn’t on the possibility of being robbed.

Az-zahra Aziz

Yes good point Treesa, now foreign thieves will likely walk down that road on ‘bin day’ open up each bin, and check it for fat corks, bottles of bubbly, Lobster and Caviar packaging, instead of dope butt ends, Diet coke, and Mc Donalds boxes.


In the 60 s my houseboat school continually raised funds and knitted blankets for third world countries. 60 years on they still want support why is that.?


Two reasons, one because YOU supported them to reproduce what grateful beings we see today. Two, because they need cash to buy a phone to find out how to come to the West to breed us into their poverty, overcrowding and often disgusting crimes.

Best let them get on with it imo.

Animals are always in need too, and they when they rarely bite the hand that feeds, know, no better.

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