We won £70k in Postcode Lottery – here’s how we’ll spend the cash

A PAIR of couples who won £70,000 in a postcode lottery have revealed how they are planning to spend the cash.

Each of the lucky pairs scooped £30,00, as well as a £5,000 holiday, after their postcode in Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire was announced as the winner of the People’s Postcode Lottery on March 1.

People’s Postcode LotteryTwo couples, the Workers (left) and the Yarwoods (right) won big in a postcode lottery[/caption]

Diane Yarwood and her husband Jonathan said that they were “overcome with emotion” after raking in the prize.

Mr Yarwood told Nottinghamshire Live: “I could cry. It’s been so tough the last few years for us, it’s been horrendous with my illnesses and everything else, so this is just phenomenal.”

He joked that the win was “almost as good” as his beloved Nottingham Forest being promoted to the Premier League.

After years without a holiday, the happy couple are planning to set sail for Greece.

Mr Yarwood said: “We went on one cruise years ago after my mum sadly passed away, she left us a bit of money and we thought we’d spend it on a nice holiday.

“We loved the cruise, but we thought we’d never be able to afford another cruise. But with this money, we can go on a nice cruise in Greece.”

Mrs Yarwood added: “It’s a fantastic community in this old mining village, we’ve been here 17 years and we love it. It’s great that our neighbour has also won.”

Neighbour Helen Worker, 42, has similar international hopes for her jackpot.

She explained: “We’ve been saving up for an apartment in Alicante, Spain, so this is a big chunk towards it. I can’t believe it.

“All the family will be able to use it, it’s been our dream for years.”

Helen’s partner Lee was stunned by the news, saying: “We literally never win anything, and you always think nothing like this will ever happen to us.”

The couple are also planning to renovate their home to include an ensuite bathroom upstairs and will celebrate their win in the local pub.

Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt said: “Congratulations to our two winners in Bilsthorpe. I had lots of fun surprising Diane and Helen with some whopping cash prizes.

“I hope they both enjoy celebrating tonight, spending the cash and have a great time on holiday.”

People’s Postcode LotteryThe Yarwoods are planning a cruise to Greece while the Workers are saving up for a second home in Spain[/caption]