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VIDEO: Isle of Wight family delighted with People's Postcode Lottery win

Rachel Stafford, of Niton, won £30,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery.

Rachel Stafford, of Niton, won £30,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery.

a County Press reporter

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:55

THE lucky Isle of Wight family that scooped £90,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery have spoken of their delight.
Niton neighbours Rachel Stafford landed £30,000, while her step-dad Jeffrey Burnett, who lives with her mum next-door, scooped £60,000 thanks to playing with two tickets. 
The winning postcode, PO38 2DU, was announced on Saturday.
Jeffrey, 68, worked for the merchant navy before retiring eight years ago. He said the win had come at the perfect time for him and his wife Rosemary.
“We were starting to plough through our retirement funds having taken a few foreign holidays, so this will mean we can still have a comfortable retirement without worrying about our finances too much,” he said.
“We’re going to bank half and then treat ourselves to some bits and bobs that we’d have otherwise had to save for — we’re going to upgrade the car, do a bit of work on the house, and give some to my daughter who lives up in Edinburgh.” 
Rachel, 43, signed up to play after Jeffrey had received a couple of £20 wins. She said: “I’d been thinking about signing up, and when Jeffrey told me he’d had a few wins I thought there was no reason not to give it a shot. I knew if I didn’t win, it was still giving money to charity. 
“My brother is getting married in Cambodia next year, so this will cover the flights there, and we might do a family cruise in the next couple of years too.” 
Rachel and her husband Gary run a souvenir and gift shop, Xanadu, in Ventnor. 

 


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