The moment the neighbors found out they had won the ‘life changing’ lottery jackpot

Two Dukinfield neighbors hit the jackpot by winning a ‘life changing’ sum of over £ 300,000 in a raffle.

Julia Skellorn and Lorna Smith, who both share the same postcode, each received a check for £ 305,674 from the postcode’s popular lottery.

Another 980 people in postcode SK16 5 received between £ 2,217 and £ 6,651 in the monthly £ 3million lottery event – the largest to date.

Players pay £ 10 per month to play with their postcodes and win cash prizes, with 32% of the money funding local, national and international charities.

On Saturday, residents were invited to an exclusive event at the Dukinfield Rugby Club after learning their postcode had been selected for the £ 3million jackpot.

It comes just months after residents of the nearby town of Audenshaw were surprised at their doorstep – with four lucky neighbors earning £ 300,000 each.

Winners Julia Skellon and Lorna Smith as well as PPL Ambassadors Matt Johnson and Jeff Brazier.

Julia Skellorn, 46, didn’t sign up to play the postcode lottery until June after hearing about the big wins from her friends at Audenshaw.

She said: “It’s all a bit surreal, but really exciting.

“It was just amazing when the last letter of the winning zip code was revealed to everyone and I realized it was mine.

“I was only expecting to win the minimum amount, which was said to be £ 500, so that was a big shock.”

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Julia’s neighbor Lorna Smith, 49, also signed up in June.

The mother-of-three was initially given a check for £ 2,217, but after finding out she had the full winning postcode, that check was replaced with a check for a staggering £ 305,674.

She said, “When that big check came out, I was literally shaking.

“It’s a huge amount of money and it’s so surreal to think I won.

“I’m going to have to sit down and think about what I’m going to do with it.

“It’s my 50th birthday in September, so I would love to visit America like I’ve never been.

Winners Julia Skellorn and Lorna Smith together

“We adopted our dog Oscar from Dogs Trust last year and I’ve always wanted a pet.

“He has made a huge difference to our family and I am so happy to be able to support the association by playing the popular postal code lottery.”

Matt Johnson, People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador, said: “It was an amazing day here in Dukinfield, the biggest event we have ever hosted! It’s great to be able to celebrate with everyone who won today.

A minimum of 32pc of each ticket is donated to charity and so far People’s Postcode Lottery players have raised £ 320million for over 4,000 charities and good causes in Britain and beyond. abroad.

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