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Delight as Ipswich woman scoops £30,000 on the People’s Postcode Lottery

PUBLISHED: 22:51 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 23:08 06 October 2017

Margaret Proctor (centre) with her sisters Frances and Theresa. Picture: PEOPLE'S POSTCODE LOTTERY

Margaret Proctor (centre) with her sisters Frances and Theresa. Picture: PEOPLE'S POSTCODE LOTTERY

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An Ipswich woman is deciding what to splash her winnings on after scooping £30,000 with the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Margaret Proctor won the cash thanks to her postcode being drawn as the street prize winner – landing her tens of thousands of pounds.

Joined by her sisters Frances and Theresa, the 64-year-old was presented with her cheque late last month. She said: “I don’t know what to say, just thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m not quite sure what I’m going to spend my winnings on yet – some of it will get spent, some of it will get saved and some of it will be given away.”

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “It was fantastic to meet Margaret today and to surprise her with her cheque.

“I hope she enjoys spending her winnings and treats herself to something special.”

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