Hastings resident scoops lottery prize

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Hastings Lottery Winner SUS-161024-131752001
A Hastings woman has won a huge £25,000 in the People's Postcode Lottery.

Sara Tipton (56) couldn’t believe it when the team from People’s Postcode Lottery arrived at her door after TN34 3JU was drawn as a Street Prize winner on Saturday.

“I’m gobsmacked,” she said. “This is amazing and really is life changing.”

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Legal advisor Sara knows exactly how she wants to spend her winnings. “I was just thinking that I need to take out a loan to finish work on my house,” she said. “We had building works going on but had to put them on hold as the funds ran out. Now I can get a new kitchen.”

Sara was joined by her partner Mick, who has some ideas of this own. “Mick is an archaeologist so would like a metal detector! I think I would like to book a holiday instead,” she said.

Danyl Johnson, People’s Postcode Lottery’s Ambassador, said: “I really enjoyed meeting Sara today and delivering the news of her win. It’s great she can use the money on her house – she won’t ever want to move out of that lucky postcode.”

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £148.3 Million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

A project near Hastings that has received support from players is Hastings Predators Floorball Club which was awarded over £1,000 this year to provide training kits for young people.