£2m cash prize set for Maesglas, Newport
COULD you be part of a £2million cash windfall set to come to Newport?
Lucky residents living in the NP20 3 area of the city who play in the People's Postcode Lottery will each take home a share of the massive cash prize following the October Postcode Millions draw.
But for those living in the full winning postcode area, which is yet to be announced, the lion's share of the prize will be handed out.
The full winning postcode will be revealed at a local party on October 27.
Winners will be contacted from the end of next week onwards and will be invited to the celebrations.
The People's Postcode Lottery is a subscription-based lottery where a person's ticket is based on their postcode.
The amount won by each person is dependent on the number of tickets they have in the draw.
People in Newport said they were looking forward to seeing the cash prizes come into the area.
Volunteer at Maesglas Community Network, Lawrence Perran said: "It will be nice to see some people have some luck. There's that many different lotteries, someone has got to win and it's great that it's in Newport."
Shaban Nadeem, who works at the Lifestyle store, Cardiff Road, said: "It will be good to see people winning some money."
Susan Hughes, of Pick Up and Press, Cardiff Road, said: "It will be nice to see the community benefit from some good luck."
The news comes after April saw 226 players in Port Talbot share £2million.
As well as being used for cash prizes, money raised from players also goes towards supporting a variety of good causes with more than £30,000 being awarded to projects in Gwent.
People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Scott Quinnell said: "It's such a great thought that everyone playing in the postcode, NP20 3, will walk away with a cheque from our Postcode Millions party on October 27 - it's as simple as that. A big congratulations to everyone, and I can't wait to meet all of the winners."
The details of the location of the party and the minimum amount won will be revealed over the coming weeks.