Lottery win is tonic for paramedic Toni-ann
A TRAINEE paramedic from Blackley is celebrating after winning the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Toni-ann Thorpe, 37, from Upton Walk was presented with a cheque for £30,000 after her postcode was drawn to win the lottery’s ‘street prize’.
Toni-ann said: “I’m over the moon. It’s such a shock. I didn’t believe it was real to begin with. It’s great that I’ll be able to pay off all of my bills and spoil my two daughters. I’m a full-time student at the moment, training to be a paramedic, so I’m kept very busy, but I might try and find time to treat myself to a holiday too.”
Toni-ann joined People’s Postcode Lottery primarily to support charities. She added: “It’s a great way to give money to charity because it goes to a range of causes, which is why I originally signed up – so winning is a bonus.”
Some of the money from tickets sales goes directly to charity.
One charity that has received support from People’s Postcode Lottery is Manchester Refugee Support Network, which was awarded £11,949 last year for a project to promote healthy and active lifestyles for young people from a refugee background.