Thornton-Cleveleys grandad wins three Lottery jackpots in the same draw

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“My stomach is a knotted up and I’m in a bit of a dream world”

 

Ken Bunney
Ken Bunney

A grandad from Thornton-Cleveleys has proved the old adage that ‘good things come in threes’ after racking up three winning tickets in the same Lottery draw.

Ken Bunney scooped £90,000 after his postcode FY5 1RJ was announced as a winner with People’s Postcode Lottery.

The retired civil service worker said he is still “in a bit of a dream world” and his stomach is “knotted up”.

Ken, 72, plans to share his good fortune with his daughter who needs a new kitchen.

On hearing the good news via Zoom, Ken said: “Good grief, heavens above – that’s more than I imagined. My laptop is quivering a bit. That’ll do me for Christmas, thank you very much!

“My stomach is a knotted up and I’m in a bit of a dream world. I think it’s a bit too early for a drink yet but I’ll need to warn the bank!

“Only last week my daughter Michelle said she needed a new kitchen so that’ll be sorted out now.

“It’s the sort of thing I never expected to happen but it’ll sort Christmas out too for my two granddaughters as well.”

Two of Ken’s neighbours also scooped £30,000 each, while the remaining winners chose to remain anonymous with their prize paid into their bank account, the Mirror reports.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt broke to the news to the lucky lot via Zoom. She said: “It was my absolute pleasure to present Ken and his neighbours with their cheques and spread a little happiness in Thornton-Cleveleys.

“I hope Ken and our other lucky winners all enjoy putting their prize to good use.

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.

A minimum of 33% from each ticket goes to charity and players have raised more than £750million for over 9,000 charities and good causes since 2005.

This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Dream Trust, which will provide funding to charities helping society recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.