'A lot of zeroes!': Dudley man wins £30,000 in People's Postcode Lottery

A Dudley man is celebrating after learning he has won a £30,000 cash prize with the People's Postcode Lottery.

Adrian Goodaker and Jenny Gardner
Adrian Goodaker and Jenny Gardner

Adrian Goodaker's postcode, DY2 0YD, was announced as a winner with the lottery on Thursday.

The 56-year-old first learned he had won the prize during a video call with People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson.

When a prize cheque with his winnings was revealed, he said: "Fantastic! Wow, that is superb. A lot of zeroes, that is bonkers!”

Watch th video of the cheque unveiling:

He was joined on the video call by his partner Jenny Gardner, a local schoolteacher, who said: “It is awesome, completely overwhelming."

Adrian, who is a self-employed maintenance worker, had a few ideas for spending his winnings. When asked what his plans were, he said: “Lots, lots. There’s lots of things we need to do, so we will sort things out.

“There’s lots of work that needs doing on the house, the garden, front and back, needs to be done. I might even change my car.”

People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson

He also had a treat for the couple in mind, adding: “Get a holiday booked and do that.

"Obviously, it’s been difficult with everything that’s been going on but if we just have a holiday in the UK it would be something to look forward to."

Danyl Johnson said: “A massive congratulations to Adrian and Jenny, I’m so pleased for them.

"I’m sure they’ll be making plans for spending the winnings and I hope they get to take that holiday soon."

Every day throughout the April and May 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. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £700 million to date for thousands of good causes across Britain and internationally.

Jenny was thrilled to hear about the supported causes and said: “It’s nice to know that you’re helping people and you get to see where it’s going as well. I think that makes such a big difference.”

This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Animal Trust which supports organisations including Dogs Trust, Guide Dogs and PDSA with regular grant funding.

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