£3m prize pool for People's Postcode Lottery first on the Isle of Wight

By A County Press reporter

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 08:09


£3m prize pool for People's Postcode Lottery first on the Isle of Wight

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has already benefitted from the People's Lottery, now Isle of Wight players could be about to cash in. Picture courtesy of On Edition.

THE People's Postcode Lottery is about to reward its first People’s Millions Isle of Wight winners.

Everyone in the PO30 1 — which covers a large part of Newport — who plays the Postcode Lottery could be in line to share its £3m top prize — a first for the Isle of Wight.

Winners are set to receive a lucky gold invitation in the post today (Friday) and have been invited to attend a special event at Landguard Manor, Shanklin, on Saturday, next week, to find out how much they have won.

Cash raised from the lottery has gone to good causes in the UK and internationally including the Isle of Wight-based Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which has received £525,000 to date from the charity lottery.

The funding has been used to increase the number of young people recovering from cancer who sail with the trust and more recently, is helping the trust buy a new boat.

The trust gives young people aged between eight and 24 the chance to rebuild their confidence through sailing. The trust works with every young person’s primary cancer care unit in the UK.

Dame Ellen MacArthur who founded the trust said: "Huge thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery for supporting the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. It is so exciting that the Postcode Millions has arrived here on the Isle of Wight for the first time. Good luck to all the players."

People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador and supporter of of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Daryl Johnson, added: "I am so excited to be heading back to the IW.

"I’ve sailed with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on a number of occasions so it’ll be great to head to their headquarters for a visit while I’m down."

The ceremony begins at Landguard Manor at 10am.

Postcode Lottery

Albert Street

Avondale Road

Bedford Row

Bignor Place

Blackwater Road

Bowcombe Road

Bowling Green Lane

Calbourne Road

Carisbrooke High Street

Carisbrooke Road

Castle Hill

Castle Lane

Castle Road

Castle Street

Castlehold Lane

Cavendish Place

Cedar Hill

Chandler Close

Chapel Street

Chatfield Lodge

Chestnut Close

Church Litten

Clarence Road

Clarendon Place

Clarendon Street

Clatterford Road

Clatterford Shute

College Road

Collingwood Road

Coppins Bridge

Coppins Bridge Roundabout

Cross Street

Cypress Road

Dairy lane

Drake Road

Drill Hall Road

East Street

East View

Elm Grove

Field Place

Froglands Lane


Heath Close

High Street

Holyrood Street

Laburnam Close

Laundry Lane

Linden Road

Lower St James's Street

Meadow Green

Medina Avenue

Melbourne Street

Mill Street

Millers Lane

Milne Way

Mount Pleasant Road


Nelson Road

New Street

Newport Bus Station

Nodgham Lane

Nunnery Lane

Orchard Street

Portland Street

Post Office Lane

Priory Road

Prospect Road

Pyle Street

Quay Street

Queens Road

Recreation Ground Road

Sandown to Newport Cyclepath

Scarrots Lane

School Lane

Shide Path

Shide Path / Connies Way

Shide Road

South Street

South View

Spring Lane

St Georges Approach

St Georges Lane

St Georges Way

St Johns Close

St Johns Place

St Johns Road

St Nicholas Close

St Thomas's Square

St. James's Street

Sydney Close

Tennyson Trail

Terrace Road

Town Lane

Trafalgar Road

Union Street

Watchbell Lane

Watergate Road

West Street

West View

Whitcombe Road

Whitepit Lane

Winchester Close

Winston Road

Woodbine Close

Woodbine Villas

Wykeham Road

York Road

(Postcode information via Geopunk)


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