Netherton neighbours win £3 million
643 people in Netherton have each won a share of £3 million after their postcode sector, HD4 7, was announced as the winner of People’s Postcode Lottery’s monthly Postcode Millions prize.Back to news
Three neighbours will each receive £208,196 thanks to playing with the full winning postcode: HD4 7BR.
67-year-old retiree Klaus Dickenson was one of the lucky winners receiving the top prize. He found out on a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.
Klaus was rendered speechless when Judie revealed how much he’d won.
He said: "I can’t believe this! I’ve barely slept since I found out I’d won something, but I didn’t think it’d be anything like this much.
"I signed up to play a few years ago thinking it’d be a good thing to do because I know it supports a lot of charities, but I never ever thought I’d end up winning. It’s a bonus!
"My son’s been living in Australia for almost 10 years so I’ll use some of the money to get out there and see him when we can travel again – take my daughter too and have a big family holiday next Christmas.
"I’ll treat myself to a new car too. That’s the first thing that’s come to mind!"
Klaus was joined by his daughter Tracy Wood, who was on hand to give her dad a hug when he received the overwhelming news.
Tracy added: "I’ll help him spend it! What are daughters for?"
The two other winners receiving the top prize have chosen to remain anonymous. Prizes for the remaining 640 winners ranged from £3,368 to £10,104 depending on how many tickets they play with.
Judie McCourt, People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, said: "It was such a pleasure to virtually present Klaus with his cheque. He looked gobsmacked in the best way, and I hope he and his family have a wonderful time celebrating.
"It’s big news for the whole area too though with over 600 more winners landing a prize alongside Klaus. I hope it provides the whole area with a wonderful surprise and everyone treats themselves!"
It’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery. A minimum of 32% from each ticket goes to good causes, and players have raised more than £600 million for thousands of charities and good causes across Britain and internationally.
This month’s Postcode Millions draw was held on behalf of Postcode Green Trust, which supports charities that protect wildlife and habitats. Keep Britain Tidy, Surfers Against Sewage and The Conservation Volunteers are a few of the charities which benefit from Postcode Green Trust funding.
Local charities have benefitted from funding raised by players too. Shabang Inclusive Learning was awarded £17,500 to create a multi-sensory garden for children with additional needs, and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival has received £8,518 to run a heritage project with young people.