Broad Oak mum and care worker wins lottery prize

28th November

It was an exciting start to the weekend for one lucky Broad Oak resident after winning £30,000 in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Care worker for the elderly, Vicky Channing, 32, landed the prize when her postcode, TN21 8TN, was announced as a winner on Saturday 28th November.  Vicky found out how much she’d won over a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson. 

When Matt revealed the cheque, Vicky was tearful, she said: “Oh my God! Are you serious? Thank you so much, that’s amazing!”

Vicky plans on treating her two children, who are six and eight years old, to a trip to Disney Land when restrictions allow.  She said: “I’m just like a big kid, I loved my childhood, so I love giving the kids a bit of my childhood as well!”

Vicky also mentioned her plans for some renovations for the home she shares with her husband: “We wanted to get a hot tub.  I was going to have to work extra nights and days to save up for it and now I can actually get it, I’m so excited!”

One of the reasons Vicky plays People’s Postcode Lottery is because of the support going to good causes.  She said: “I always like to give a bit to charity, and I can’t always do all of them so I thought this is the perfect one to do because it covers quite a few.  And obviously there is always a chance of winning so that is an extra bonus on top!”

When Vicky was asked how she would celebrate her win she said: “We will plan things and then once we are allowed, we will go out for a really nice meal.”

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, Matt Johnson, said: “I’m over the moon for Vicky! A big congratulations, I hope she celebrates today and enjoys spending the cash.”

32% 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 Unicef UK, which has received over £9.4 million in funding thanks to players.