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Lottery winners kings of the Castle

It's got to be Britain’s luckiest postcode – the slice of Solihull that has notched up a staggering 100 lottery winners who have shared £2 MILLION.

Vincent Cappellie and his wife Jenny celebrate their Postcode Lottery win
Vincent Cappellie and his wife Jenny celebrate their Postcode Lottery win

It's got to be Britain’s luckiest postcode – the slice of Solihull that has notched up a staggering 100 lottery winners who have shared £2 MILLION.

And the message, following a mass prize-giving ceremony, is clear: if you fancy a flutter, do it in Castle Bromwich.

One B36 resident alone has scooped £400,000. The winner is keeping their identity under wraps, but they live at B36 9HD.

And not one of the 100 winners scooped less than £7,110.

On Saturday, the Postcode Lottery staged a special event at Fazeley Studios, Birmingham, where winners found out just how much they’d scooped in the first draw of 2014.

Vincent Cappellie, who runs his own security company, was shocked to discover he’d won £42,663.

He celebrated the windfall by dancing on stage.

“I’m not usually dumbstruck, but I’m totally lost for words,” said Vincent, who was joined by wife Jenny at the event.

“My 22 year old son, Chace, works in an office nearby,” he said. “I’m going to casually walk in holding the cheque to see how he reacts.”

The family are planning to take a holiday with the family.

Jenny said: “Vincent is so hard working and is always the one looking after everyone else. He deserves a break.”

Katerina Bates, had only been playing for two months when she pocketed £14,221 as well as driving away in a brand new BMW one series.

“I’ve never won anything before, I’m so excited,” said Katerina, at the ceremony with her 18 year old daughter Kez, “I was hoping to buy a new car this year and now I don’t have to.

“I can’t believe I’ve won so soon. I can’t wait to celebrate with my family.”

People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador, Judie McCourt, said: “Everyone has had a great day.

“The sun stayed out which was great and a lot of winners were very emotional when receiving their cheques. We’ve also had some of the fantastic charities that are here today who have been able to showcase the great work that is achieved though players’ support.”

Fifty pence from every £2 ticket goes to charity and to date, more than £36.9 million has been raised for good causes across the country. The latest donation was to Edgbaston’s the mac arts centre, which received a cheque for £100,000.

How the Postcode Lottery works

* Your ticket is based on your postcode.

* For £10 a month, you get entry to the Daily Prize draw, where the winning postcode receives £1,000, the weekly Street Prize draw where every ticket in one particular postcode wins £25,000, the monthly £100,000 draw and, of course, the Postcode Millions.

* Postcode Millions are held just eight times a year and sees players in the winning postcode share a £2 million jackpot. The closer you are to the exact postcode drawn, the bigger your share of the prize.

* Castle Bromwich were the first Millions winners of 2014 with the next draw to be held on March 29.

 

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