Evans Road neighbors Ashford win £ 270,000 in popular postcode lottery draw


Eight residents of the same street celebrate the sharing of a jackpot of £ 270,000.

Seven residents of Evans Road, Ashford, received £ 30,000 in the popular postcode lottery draw – while another received £ 60,000 after buying two tickets.

Residents of Evans Road are elated after learning they’ve won tens of thousands of pounds in the postcode lottery

Their zip code TN24 0UA was announced as the winner yesterday.

Childminder and £ 30,000 winner Louise Taggart said at the time: “Wow, that’s awesome! I really feel a little numb.

The 44-year-old was with her husband Steve when she heard the good news.

Steve said: “We missed a couple of vacations and one of it was supposed to be two weeks with my mom and dad, that’s when we’re not coming back.

“So it’s good to know that we still have that money in the pot.”

Steve and Louise Taggart hope to fit out their home with their £ 30,000 winnings
Steve and Louise Taggart hope to fit out their home with their £ 30,000 winnings

Louise added: “We will be able to spend a great vacation together as a family. I also want to have the bathroom redone and we also need a new bathroom. So we can probably do both now.

“We’ll celebrate with a glass of champagne later maybe.”

Graham Gardiner, a 60-year-old driving instructor, also won £ 30,000 and was with his wife Debby and their family when they heard the good news.

He said, “Thirty thousand ?! Bad. It’s fantastic!

“It’s pretty funny. Because Saturday has just passed, [Debby] Said to me ‘We’re never gonna win this you know, because we don’t even have a doorbell’.

“It means a lot. I would love to go on a family vacation to Florida because I love all the theme parks.

Graham and Debby Gardiner to use their money to go on vacation to Florida with their family
Graham and Debby Gardiner to use their money to go on vacation to Florida with their family

The other winners wished to remain anonymous.

People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Jeff Brazier, who revealed the prize amounts per video call, said: “Great news for some of our lucky players at Willesborough.

“It was great to hear how Louise and Graham plan to spend their winnings, with a little help from the families of course.

“Hats off to all of our other lucky winners of £ 30,000 in TN24 0UA.”

The popular Postcode Lottery costs £ 10 per month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with the postal code of their choice and are automatically entered into all draws.

A minimum of 33% of ticket sales go directly to charity and players in the popular Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £ 750million for thousands of good causes across Britain and the UK abroad since 2005.

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