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I won the postcode lottery – but I won’t be spending my winnings on anything special

A WOMAN who won hundreds of pounds in a postcode lottery has revealed what she will spend the money on – it’s more normal than you would think.

Sylvia Ross, from Nottingham, raked in £814.02 in the Pick My Postcode lottery but has insisted she will not go mad with her winnings.

Sylvia Ross, 69, won £814.02 in the Pick My Postcode lottery

Instead, the 60-year-old housewife said she will be spending the cash on Christmas expenses and household bills.

While other lotto winners might treat themselves to a swanky meal or luxury holiday, Sylvia will be using the prize to help her through the festive season in the midst of the cost of living crisis.

She said: “I was in total shock when my postcode came up, couldn’t quite take it in. But very pleased when it did finally sink in.

“Winning this money will help with Christmas and paying general bills. To everyone else, I would just say keep checking because the next draw could be you.”

Sylvia has been playing the lottery for more than seven years and checks the draws every day.

She has previously won a smaller prize of £5 in 2017.

Pick My Postcode has given out £27,561.49 just in Nottinghamshire since 2017.

Recently, the lotto’s Chief Executive, Chris Holbrook, headed up to Nottingham and gave away money hidden in fake parking tickets.



It comes as Brits eagerly await the draw for the Euromillions lottery on Friday night.

A £137million jackpot is up for grabs with online tickets just £2.50 a piece.

There are also 20 guaranteed UK Millionaire Maker winners, who will cash in on million pound prizes.

To win the jackpot, players will need all five main number plus the two lucky stars.

The draw will take place at 8.45pm on Friday night and tickets must be bought before 7.30pm that day.

If you think you have won a prize, you can check your numbers online, in the National Lottery app or, for prizes over £50,000, by calling the National Lottery on 0333 234 5050.

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