Couple win £250,000 on lottery – but want to give it all away
A £250,000 lottery winning couple are giving away ALL of the cash to their family – happily declaring: "It's up to them to decide who gets what!"
Great-great grandfather Alan Stanley, 75, and wife Yvonne, want to treat their loved ones after scooping the huge jackpot.
The couple – who have six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild – won big after their postcode sector, HU7 4, was announced as the winner ofPeople’s Postcode Lottery’sPostcode Millions prize.
Thrilled Yvonne revealed: "We’ll give it to the children and it’s up to them to decide who gets what. Obviously people are struggling right now so it will be a nice surprise!
"Everybody is having such a horrible time right now, but now we can treat everybody. We can share it around. I’m so happy!"
And hubby Alan added: "We will make some people happy, not as happy as us though!”
The couple want to use whatever share of the winnings they receive for a dream holiday.
Yvonne said: "If we could fly off somewhere, we’d be flying off tomorrow! We absolutely love our holidays so the next one will be a big touring holiday. Australia or Canada, somewhere like that." Alan also has plans. He said: "I’d love to go to Egypt to see the pyramids."
Six players played with the full winning postcode, HU7 4HZ, meaning they each pocketed £250,000.
Alan and Yvonne burst into tears when their winning cheque was revealed on a video call with lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.
Judie said: "A huge congratulations to all of our winners in Hull! It’s been a tough start to the year for everyone, but it’s great to give some good news to so many people. I hope they enjoy treating themselves and their families with the money!"
People’s Postcode Lotterycosts £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.
It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery – good causes win too. With a minimum of 32% from each ticket going to charity, players have raised more than £700million for thousands of charities and good causes.
This Postcode Millions draw was held on behalf of Postcode International Trust. Local projects have also benefited from funding raised by players, including Hull mental health charity, Recycling Unlimited.
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