Residents of a Devon town are now celebrating an enormous £3m win. The People’s Postcode Lottery win in Torquay saw a delighted number of residents collectively receive the largest prize in the game. The winning postcode was TQ2 8QH and all residents came from the Bowerland Avenue area of Torquay, sharing £3m. Most winning residents received just over £189,000 but one lucky player received double that for entering twice. One couple received £189,000 each as they each played separately. They were not the only winners. Some residents of the wider TQ2 8 postcode received a cut of £1.5m between them.Expressing their delight of the Postcode Lottery Win in Torquay, one resident said he would put some of the money toward his son’s wedding. Others said they would pay off mortgages or buy new cars. For some, the draw of the People’s Postcode Lottery is how much of the money goes to charities. Players also win as a community, not as an individual. The winners got together to have a big party folllowing the win. Most thought that they expected to win no more than £500, knowing that players realise how fast wins must be claimed. The main lottery jackpot prize for the People’s Postcode Lottery is £250.
Postcode Lottery Win in Torquay The Biggest Ever
The People’s Postcode Lottery has been running for some 11 years when it began as a pilot scheme in the North of England. It is £10 per month to enter with five draws per month. Postcodes are chosen at random for prizes every day with daily jackpots up to £1,000 and the Saturday draw valued at £25,000. There is a catch though. They have just 24 hours to claim the prize or it rolls over to the next daily draw. If enough people do not claim, it could easily climb into the millions as it did for Torquay residents in June.