Hundreds of Cwmbran locals will be leaping for joy this leap day after NP44 3 was revealed as the winning postcode sector in February’s Postcode Millions draw.
The £3 million People’s Postcode Lottery prize will be shared between each player in the postcode sector. Those playing with the full winning postcode will receive the biggest amounts.
The full winning postcode will be revealed on Saturday 29 February, leap day, but players will each win at least £1,000.
But Saturday’s winners won’t be the only ones receiving a gold envelope. A special funding award of £15,000 will go to Llanhilleth Miners’ Institute, to help its efforts in supporting local flood victims of Storm Dennis. The institute is serving meals, free of charge, to families and individuals affected. Additionally, the support hub is providing laundry washing and drying services, with residents and businesses rallying to donate food, electricals, furniture, toys and services for all those that have been impacted by the flooding.
The Postcode Lottery team will visit the Miners’ Institute to present them with a cheque ahead of Saturday’s winners’ event in Cwmbran.
People’s Postcode Lottery ambassadors Judie McCourt and Matt Johnson will be presenting winners with their cheques during a special event at Cwmbran Stadium on Saturday 29 February.
Matt, who grew up in nearby Caerphilly, is looking forward to meeting some of the lucky winners.
He said: “Congratulations or as we say in Wales, ‘llongyfarchiadau!’ to everyone in Cwmbran.
“It’s always a pleasure to be back in Wales, and this time is extra special as I’m coming with the Postcode Lottery team and an incredible £3 million in cheques for our lucky Cwmbran winners. I’m sure it’ll be a day to remember and who knows, we may even get a few winners leaping for joy this leap day!
“Communities are at the heart of People’s Postcode Lottery and as well as players winning, good causes win too.” Matt continues, “And before we meet the winners on Saturday, we’ll be making a special visit to a good cause that’s supporting its local community in the wake of Storm Dennis. Thanks to players, the Miners’ Institute in Llanhilleth will get funding of £15,000 to support its flood response, enabling it to help even more people who have been affected by flooding.”
With People’s Postcode Lottery players win and good causes win. A minimum of 32% of each ticket goes to charity and players have raised more than £500 million for 7,500 charities and good causes since 2005.
National Museum Wales has received more than £1.9 million since 2014. This funding has supported a range of projects, including helping make the Big Pit National Coal Museum dementia friendly.
February’s Postcode Millions draw was held on behalf of Postcode Heroes Trust, which supports good causes making a positive impact to communities through education, health, community development and sports focused projects.