Nursing home manager wins life-changing £ 930,000 in postcode lottery draw


A care home worker won nearly £ 1million, one of the highest ever, in a postcode raffle.

Nursing home manager Hannah Leggat was one of 115 lucky people from the Cardiff Bay area to win a share of the £ 3.1million Postcode Millions monthly prize.

Hannah, along with two other Watkiss Way neighbors, played with the full winning postcode, CF11 0SD, earning them £ 310,000 each per ticket. Hannah, however, played with three tickets, tripling her winnings to £ 930,000.

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Hannah, 45, said: “I think I’m in a dream right now. It is overwhelming. It means a new house for us, we can buy a bigger place now. I just need to let it flow.

Her husband Matt, 47, a chef, said: “I am amazed. There is no doubt that this is life changing, it will allow us to do so many things and create so many memories.

“We will be booking a ski vacation in Canada. The Maldives are also on our list of places we would like to see. Hannah has always cared about vacationing in an oceanfront villa and I’ve always wanted to go to New York and have a true American Thanksgiving experience and now we can do all of that and so many more. wonderful things. “

The incredible victory follows a difficult year for the couple, who have been married for 20 years, with Hannah and Matt having recently lost a parent. Hannah said the victory means she can buy a tombstone for her mother who died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year. She also plans to donate a portion of her earnings to a pancreatic cancer charity.



Rhianon and Gareth Griffiths also won £ 310,000

Another lucky winner of £ 310,000 tickets was Cardiff Rugby’s director of operations Rhianon Griffiths. The 36-year-old was with her husband Gareth, 36, when she found out.

Rhianon said: “What a surprise for a Friday afternoon. I am speechless. It’s been two crazy years for us. I was pregnant when lockdown began, it’s now a year old, and we got married just four months ago. We will now be able to go to a special place for our family honeymoon.

“You never think it’s going to happen to you. It changes a lot of life for us.

Other prices ranged from £ 11,742 to £ 46,968, depending on the number of tickets played.

Hannah’s care-home friend and colleague Karen Grapes, 58, was among the winners in the CF11 0 postal code area.

Karen, who picked up a check for £ 11,742, said: “It’s fantastic that we won together. We’ve all been friends for so long and that makes it even more special. I will definitely put it on a sunny Maldives getaway. It’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and now I can go! “

Accountant Jamie Beynon, 25, earned £ 11,742. The money couldn’t have come at a better time as he and his girlfriend Kasey, 26, are planning a big purchase in the near future

He said: “We are first time buyers so it will be really a big help in getting our own housing. It’s a lot of



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Some of the lucky postcode lottery winners

Kasey, a graphic designer, added, “We’re all on the trip and have always wanted to see Canada and Japan. We can’t wait to start planning a trip.

Welsh TV personality and People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador Matt Johnson said: ‘It is an absolute pleasure to be back in Wales and to bring some fantastic news to our lucky winners in Cardiff and my former home. district. All of our amazing CF11 0 zip code lottery players now have thousands of reasons to celebrate this weekend. Llongyfarchiadau!

Players of the popular postcode lottery have raised over £ 800million for more than 9,000 charities and causes since 2005.

The National Museum Wales is a good cause for player support. He received over £ 2.3million. This funding supports work at the organization’s many tourist attractions and helps engage more people with its collections and the stories they tell.

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