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Residents’ joy after Postcode Lottery jackpot

Lucky locals living in the East Riding postcode sector of YO25 4 have been revealed as the winners of this month’s second Postcode Millions £3 million prize.

Residents of Driffield, Nafferton, Kilham, Burton Agnes, Harpham, Rudston, Ruston Parva and Lowthorpe who play the Postcode Lottery will pocket a share of the multi-million-pound prize, with one particularly lucky postcode receiving the lion’s share.

The exact total of the residents’ winnings will be revealed to them at a special event taking place at Driffield Showground on Saturday 1st June. As well as finding out how much they’ve won, players will also get to see how their support is making a real difference to charities and good causes on their doorstep, as well as further afield.

Nafferton’s Tim Butler is one of the winners, who could win anything from between £1,000 and £400,000.

“I’m reservedly excited,” said Tim. “I’m not expecting a big win, but anything’s better than nothing.

“Anything we win will go towards our summer holiday in Bulgaria.”

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt, who will be presenting the lucky winners with their cheques at the East Riding Postcode Millions event, said: “Huge congratulations to all our lucky winners playing with East Riding’s YO25 4! I’m looking forward to meeting our winners, announcing the full winning postcode and of course for my favourite part of the event – presenting the cheques and revealing how much they’ve won.”

With at least 32 per cent of every ticket going to charity, players of People’s Postcode Lottery have already raised over £427 million for more than 5,500 charities and good causes, both big and small. This draw was promoted on behalf of the People’s Postcode Trust.

Along with Postcode Community Trust and Postcode Local Trust, People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving trust funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Last year, these trusts funded small-scale, local and volunteer projects totalling over £8 million in communities across the country – including good causes in and around Yorkshire and East Riding.

The Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust (YERT), for example, received £12,706 for their What’s in your river? project. This funding was used to help engage communities, volunteers and local schools in caring for and better understanding the health of the river. A grant of £2,000 went to Thwing and Octon Parish Council to bring Thwing Mere – a local green space – back to life. The local-led initiative saw the clearing of overgrown vegetation, the reinstating of chalk footpaths and the planting of a small meadow area for the benefit and enjoyment of the surrounding community.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is another charity to benefit from the support of players. In total, £9,603,597 has been raised by players for The Wildlife Trusts collectively, including in Yorkshire. This funding has helped launch a local education programme for primary school age children, helping to inspire the next generation to appreciate wildlife and respect their environment.

For more information, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk.

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