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Gateshead Players Win August Postcode Millions

Gateshead Players Win August Postcode Millions
Updated: Friday 2nd September 2016

The August edition of Postcode Millions from the People's Postcode Lottery has announced that players in NE8 4, in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, will share a prize pot of £3 million. Players in the area are preparing to attend a special event at Saltwell Park on Saturday to find out exactly how big their share of the spoils will be.  

This is the second time in the space of two years that the Postcode Millions prize pot has landed in Tyne and Wear. In January 2015, the winning postcode was in Whitley Bay, where 170 residents who played the game shared a prize fund of £2 million. We know that the prize pot this time around is worth £1 million more, but players will have to wait until Saturday to find out how many people will take a share of it.

Postcode Millions is a monthly prize which is awarded by the People’s Postcode Lottery. In addition, players who participate in the lottery have a chance of winning a daily prize (Monday to Friday) worth £1,000, multiple smaller prizes on Sundays, and non-cash prizes, including a monthly dream holiday and a BMW. Further details can be found on our People’s Postcode Lottery page.

As in most other lottery games, a percentage of monies raised through ticket sales goes to good causes, and the People’s Postcode Lottery sets aside 30% to help organisations across Great Britain and around the world. Over £135 million has been raised for charities in this way, and every month adds even more to that tally, giving players a very real reason to be pleased about their participation quite apart from the cash that they can win for themselves.

Judie McCourt, who is a People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador, will be at the award event this Saturday, and is looking forward to the experience. ‘I am so excited to be heading home to the North East,’ she said. ‘I love travelling up and down the country giving cheques to all our lovely players and can't wait to see the reaction of the players from Gateshead.’

Published: Thursday 1st September 2016

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