Eastbourne lottery players scoop postcode win

Janice Vincent is told she has won the lottery, Eastbourne.
Janice Vincent is told she has won the lottery, Eastbourne.

Lucky lottery players from Eastbourne have shared a £230,000 windfall after their numbers came up in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The 15 locals, who all live in the BN23 8 area, discovered this week that their postcode had been drawn, scooping them the bumper total.

And it proved a particularly special day for 64-year-old Janice Vincent who was given the lion’s share of the prize pot because she had three tickets.

That left her with £115,473 and she was understandably over the moon.

She said, “I am in complete shock,” she said. “It has come at such a good time, as my husband Mark has only just began a new job after being out of work, so things have been pretty tight recently.”

As well as paying off some of her debts, Janice has a large family that she intends to spoil. She said, “I have four children, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, so I think there may be some extra special Christmas presents this year.”

Janice and husband Mark’s 14-year-old granddaughter currently lives with them, and will accompany the couple on their forthcoming holiday to Norfolk. Janice added, “We are heading to a holiday park in the area, where everything is included in the price. Our win will allow us to leave the park, do a bit of exploring in the local area, and pick up a few souvenirs to give to the rest of the family.”