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Hampshire Man’s Big Win Inspires Work Colleagues

Last Updated: Friday 29th April 2016, 09:54 am

A lucky man from Hampshire has revealed that everyone at work now wants to play after he scooped £25,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery. The game selects postcodes at random rather than numbers and everyone who has entered the game in that location wins a prize. Henry Cooper, from Longstock, could not believe his luck when SO20 6DX came up in last Saturday’s Street Draw, and he intends to make the most of his new-found wealth.

The 66-year-old revealed that he just ‘kept seeing more and more zeros’ as he pulled out the cheque and feels the big win has come at just the right time after recently taking partial retirement. Henry, who also plans to spoil his grandchildren with presents, added that his success had inspired many of his colleagues: He said: “All the people at work want to play now after they found out I’ve won.”

Henry had always enjoyed playing the People’s Postcode Lottery before Saturday’s incredible windfall, as the game benefits good causes in the local community, describing it as a ‘win-win’ scenario as he was presented with his cheque. The People’s Postcode Lottery offers daily prizes, weekly prizes and once a month rewards players in a specific postcode with a seven-figure prize pot in the Postcode Millions. The postcode sector BB2 4 in Blackburn will share out £3 million in a special ceremony this weekend, with the full winning postcode to be announced on Sunday.

If you want to share the joy of winning a big prize with your neighbours or work colleagues, you could decide to play the People’s Postcode Lottery or take a different option and play in a lottery syndicate. Playing in a group allows you to enter more lines in the game of your choice to boost your chances of winning, whilst splitting the cost of tickets. You can then think about how you might celebrate landing a phenomenal prize like the £9.9 million on offer in Saturday’s Lotto.

The jackpot has grown to the gigantic figure on the back of two rollovers, but it has been quite a month for Lotto players. Five ticket holders have matched all six main numbers in April to get their hands on the top prize, including the participant who netted an astonishing £35.1 million back on Wednesday 6th. You can get involved by picking up tickets online or via any authorised retailer, whether you want to play in a syndicate or go it alone. Good luck!

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