Winterbourne grandad celebrates lottery win

January 30 2021
Winterbourne grandad celebrates lottery win

A WINTERBOURNE grandad is celebrating a £30,000 lottery win.

Dave Anderson has described his windfall as a "lovely surprise" after finding out in a video phone call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier.

Dave, who has four grandchildren, was one of two winners in Dragon Road whose postcode - BS36 1BH - came up in the latest draw.

The other £30,000 winner has chosen to stay anonymous.

Dave, who is originally from Greenock in Scotland but has lived in England for more than 40 years, is currently living in a bubble with his daughter Mel to support her with childcare whileshe and her husband work.

The 72-year-old retired miner said: "This is such a lovely surprise - I never expected to win as much as this!

If I wasn’t sitting down I would definitely have fallen over with the shock of all this. It’s just fantastic news.

It’s been a really strange few months, but I have loved getting all this extra time with my grandchildren and I can’t wait to spoil them now I’ve won this money.”

Once it is possible to travel again, Dave plans to visit his niece in Australia, where he lived for a while.

Although he cannot take his family out for a meal he is planning to a celebratory takeaway.

Jeff Brazier said: "It was great to virtually meet Dave and present him with his cheque. It sounds like he has adventurous plans with his winnings, and I hope he has an amazing time in Australia when he’s able to travel!”

People's Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which raises money for charities.

Players sign up, enter their postcode and pay £10 per month to take part.

They are automatically entered into a draw every day of the month, ranging from £10 to a share in a £3 million monthly draw.

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £600 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

The draw won by Dave was promoted on behalf of Postcode Animal Trust, which aims to educate, support and promote animal welfare and conservation, and demonstrate the enjoyment that animals bring to people’s lives.

The Trust supports charities and good causes with those purposes through grant funding.