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Balmedie neighbours scoop £180,000 lottery win

By Kirsty Brown

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It was an exciting start to the week for five Balmedie neighbours after they won £180,000 between them with People’s Postcode Lottery.

Their postcode, AB23 8XR, was announced as a winner today, Monday October 26.

Four of the residents won £30,000 each, while the fifth doubled their cash to £60,000 thanks to playing with two tickets.

The winners decided to remain anonymous but will still receive their winnings.

When they found out how much they’d won, one winner commented: “Holy smokes man!

"This year has been up and down so it’s going to help us so much.”

Joking they continued: “I’m just thinking about what I’ll spend it on... I’m thinking a jet ski, a quad bike…”

The neighbours won the prize as part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s special October campaign, where one postcode is announced as a £30,000 prize winner every day.

"All the players in the postcode 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.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt said: “A big congratulations to everyone in Balmedie who picked up a prize!

"Hopefully the win lifts their spirits and they enjoy spending the cash.”

32 percent of ticket sales goes directly to good causes and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise over £600 million for good causes across Britain and internationally since 2005.

This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode African Trust, which supports charities working in Africa to alleviate poverty, strengthen communities, and conserve and protect the environment.

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