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Welsh postcodes win residents over £12.1 million in 2020

Joanne James and husband Huw won £196,528 with their postcode NP44 3DD

Welsh residents playing People’s Postcode Lottery have won over £12.1 million in cash prizes during 2020 thanks to their postcode.

Players have enjoyed thousands of wins over the course of the year, including residents sharing £3 million, and 35 tickets winning £30,000 each.

The biggest win in the country came in February, when 606 players in Cwmbran shared a £3 million prize pot.

Six of the Poppy Field Avenue winners won £196, 528 each, including nursery teacher Joanne James (43).

Joanne said: “This is going to make a huge difference to us. Our children, Tom and Georgina, both have bad eyesight, and this means we’ll be able to get the operation that our Georgie needs.”

Later in the year, a Newtown resident scooped £90,000, after SY16 2JA was drawn as a winner in June.

Self-employed plasterer, Craig McCarthy (36), commented: “It will make a massive difference. It’s life changing money. The wife will probably have loads of plans already. She’s dancing round the hallway right now!”

Other postcodes winning in 2020 include CF14 1TB, NP4 9AP, and SA34 0SH.

Matt Johnson, Welshman and ambassador for People’s Postcode Lottery, commented on the wins across the country.

He said: “It’s been a challenging year for everyone, so it’s been really special to be able to deliver some good news to lots of our players in Wales.

“I’m looking forward to surprising more of our Welsh players with nice big cheques in 2021!”

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise more than £600 million to date for good causes across Britain and internationally.

Good causes in Wales will be able to apply for funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery from 1st February 2021