Lucky Leeds street scoops Postcode Lottery prizes

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A lucky Leeds couple have scooped a life-changing windfall after winning the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Kevin and June Johnston, of Cross Green, had two of the three selected tickets from the Saturday Street Prizes draw, which were each worth £25,000.

Kevin, a 59-year-old museum worker, now plans to add a garden room to their home after cashing in the £50,000 prize when their postcode, LS9 0DG, was chosen at random.

“We’ll have a double celebration this week as it’s my son’s 21st. Some of the money will go towards his travels.

“I would like to convert my conservatory into a garden room. It’s something my wife and I have wanted to do for a while,” he said.

The dad-of-two originally signed up to the People’s Postcode Lottery, which supports charities, after his colleagues began winning small amounts of money. He broke the news to June by phone while she was at work.

“She almost passed out!”

Local projects in the Cross Green which have received support from the scheme include the Beryl Browne Foundation, which was handed a £20,000 grant for its Reminiscing programme for people from Afro-Caribbean backgrounds suffering from dementia.

A third winner in the postcode area also scooped £25,000, but has not yet been identified.

Kevin is pictured receiving his cheque with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.