GLAS­GOW FAM­I­LIES ARE IN THE MONEY

Peo­ple’s Post­code Lottery dishes out thou­sands to lo­cals

Evening Times - - NEWS - BY STACEY MULLEN

LIV­ING in the right post­code has proved lucky for thou­sands of Glaswe­gians this year who have all scooped big prizes in a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

Play­ers of Peo­ple’s Post­code Lottery in the city have won a share of £1,593,080 be­tween them.

A £30,000 prize went to 11 Glaswe­gians dur­ing the course of 2019, in­clud­ing Gib­son Lees and his part­ner He­len.

They scooped the money in Au­gust through their G14 0HE post­code in Yoker.

Gib­son said: “Ya dancer! I’m dumb­struck, I don’t even know what to say.

“The kids and grand­kids will be as happy as Larry.

“Our son stays in New Jersey so this will help us visit him next year.”

A neigh­bour of Gib­son and He­len, Kim­berly Chalmers, also won £30,000.

She said: “Holidays, holidays, holidays!

“I can go to Mex­ico! I re­ally wasn’t ex­pect­ing such a big amount so I can’t think past that right now.

“I check ev­ery month to see which char­i­ties have re­ceived money. It’s a great feel­ing to know that I can win and they do too.”

A min­i­mum of 32% of ticket sales goes di­rectly to char­i­ties and play­ers of Peo­ple’s Post­code Lottery have helped raise more than £500mil­lion to date for good causes across Great Bri­tain and in­ter­na­tion­ally, in­clud­ing projects in Glas­gow.

Cancer sup­port char­ity Maggie’s has re­ceived more than £14.2m from play­ers of the lottery to date.

With eight cen­tres in Scot­land, in­clud­ing one in Glas­gow, many lo­cals have be­fit­ted thanks to player sup­port.

Danyl John­son, am­bas­sador for the Peo­ple’s Post­code Lottery, com­mented: “It’s been an amaz­ing year for all our play­ers, in­clud­ing those in Glas­gow that have won a share of more than £1.5m.

“Meet­ing play­ers like Gib­son and Kim­berly make hand­ing these prizes out even more spe­cial and I can’t wait to sur­prise more win­ners through­out 2020 across Great Bri­tain!”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Peo­ple’s Post­code Lottery, visit www.post­code­lot­tery.co.uk or search on Face­book or Twit­ter.

Ya dancer! I’m dumb­struck ... the kids and grand­kids will be as happy as Larry

Gib­son Lees and his part­ner He­len were part of a group which won £30,000

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