A LORRY driver has revealed why he ignored a call made to tell him he’d won tens of thousands of pounds.
Tony, who lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, banked £58,823 along with 13 neighbours in the £1 Million Millionaire Street prize.Tony and Karen, who live in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, banked £58,823 along with 13 neighbours[/caption]
However, he thought the windfall was a hoax at first.
“I actually ignored the phone call. And then when I got a voicemail I just couldn’t believe it,” Tony said.
He described the win as ‘life-changing’ after his wife Karen has been on the waiting list for a hip operation for two years.
Local government worker Karen said, “It’s life-changing, especially for me.”
A trip of a lifetime is now also on the cards for the pair.
Karen said: “We would both love to go to Canada, it’s somewhere we’ve always wanted to go and travel around.”
“Hire an RV and off we go! I still can’t believe this is real,” Tony added.
The fun-loving couple are also planning a first class trip to Australia to see son Jason, who is working in theatre.
Other lucky winners on the street included dance teacher Anita who banked £235,292 thanks to playing with four tickets.
Anita said: “We’re at the stage now where we’ve been talking about semi-retiring and looking forward to the next stage of our lives.
“This will be a really big help towards that, to be able to start making plans for the future and to maybe help the kids along the way a little bit as well.”
Neighbour Melissa said it’s not the first time her house has bagged her a big win, because it’s also how she met husband John.
Former estate agent Melissa met John when she sold him the house in the winning postcode 27 years ago.
The pair now plan to use their £58,823 winnings to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.
Melissa said: “I want a new kitchen and a holiday. I’d like to do New York and we’ll be married 25 years next year, so it’ll be nice to say to our travel agent, ‘Don’t worry about budget.”
The street’s massive win comes after a woman nabbed a £31,000 Postcode Lottery prize despite not living on the street for six years.
Another lucky neighbourhood won an incredible £11.2million in the People’s Postcode Lottery in a huge group jackpot.A trip of a lifetime is now also on the cards for the pair[/caption]