Grateful dog owner pledges some of her lottery winnings to PDSA

Three neighbours in Edinburgh are celebrating winning £30,000 each withPeople’s Postcode Lotteryafter their postcode, EH17 7QZ, was announced as a winner.

Cindy Simpson, 63, was among the winners and on seeing her prize cheque for £30,000 she said: “Oh wow, oh my God!

“I was only thinking it would be £1,000. I’m shaking. That’s amazing. My heart’s going bom-bom-bom!”

When asked how she might spend her winnings, Cindy added: “I don’t know honestly! I want to give my kids some money.

“If there’s anything left over for me, I’ll get a car and I’ll get a new suite for my living room."

A minimum of 33% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £750 million to date for thousands of good causes across Britain and internationally.

Cindy was thrilled to hear about the good work being supported and had a special fondness for one of the causes that has received funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. She said: “I want to give something to PDSA. They helped my dog when she was needing it. They were so good, I’m always handing stuff into them. Every time I win anything, no matter how big it is I always try to give them something.”

PDSA has received over £11.6 million in funding from players of the lottery to date.

The lottery’s visit to the Edinburgh street followed social distancing guidelines and People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson sent his congratulations to the winners, saying: “I am so happy for Cindy and our other Edinburgh winners today, what an amazing surprise for them. I hope they enjoy their winnings and go and treat themselves to a special something to celebrate.”

Every day throughout the July draws one postcode will be announced as a £30,000 prize winner. All the players in the postcode will win £30,000 for every ticket they hold.

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Justice Trust which supports organisations including Helen Bamber Foundation, Women for Women International and Peace Direct with regular grant funding.

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