Wolverhampton neighbours win £180,000 in Postcode Lottery

Five people in the Black Country have celebrated after they won a combined £180,000 through a lottery.

Raj Kumari and Mick McCann celebrate their win
Raj Kumari and Mick McCann celebrate their win

The neighbours in Wolverhampton received the cash boost on Saturday after their postcode WV4 6BS was announced as a winner in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Four neighbours won £30,000 each – with one taking home £60,000 due to them having two tickets for the draw.

Mick McCann, aged 51, was one of the winners -- and learned about his £30,000 win on a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson.

Mick, a plumbing and heating engineer, said winning the money was “fantastic” as he was joined on the call by his fiance Raj Kumari – and said they were planning to put the money toward a wedding and a house.

He said: “We’re planning on getting married later this year, if we’re allowed to. It will go towards a house as well.

“It takes a lot of pressure off of us with it going towards a house and wedding, it’s going to make our dreams come true this year, hopefully.”

Another winner was Clare Pickin, aged 47, who was shocked to see she had won £30,000. She said: “Oh my goodness, oh gosh. That’s amazing, it really is. I’ve never got anything like that before. I’m lost for words!”

The pharmacy technician said she wanted to spend the money on a “nice holiday” to relax for a week and also said she wanted to treat her family, particularly her parents.

She added: “I’ll be spoiling them with treats ‘cause they can’t get out now. Some really nice things so they can have some luxury at home.”

The other winners chose to remain anonymous but their prizes will be paid directly into their bank accounts.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson sent his congratulations to the winners. He said: “What amazing news for Mick, Raj, Clare and all of our other winners in Wolverhampton. I hope Mick and Raj get the wedding of their dreams and that Clare gets that lovely holiday too."

The lottery costs £10 a month to play and a minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to different charities.

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