Lucky Wivenhoe pair scoop £25k each in lottery win

Julia Scarrott, 58, was delighted to be presented with her �25,000 cheque by People�s Postcode Lotte

Julia Scarrott, 58, was delighted to be presented with her �25,000 cheque by People�s Postcode Lottery Presenter and rugby legend, Scott Quinnell - Credit: Archant

Two people in Wivenhoe are celebrating after scooping £25,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

They both won when their postcode, CO7 9QZ was drawn as a winner on Saturday.

Julia Scarrott, 58, was presented with her cheque by lottery presenter and rugby legend Scott Quinnell.

The teacher and mum-of-two said: “I still can’t believe it.I have some ideas for the money but they’re not very exciting.

“I need new doors and carpets and a new cooker.”

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The mum of two added: “My daughter and her husband and baby are over from New Zealand to celebrate Christmas all together.

“My sister is hosting but she joked that now I’ve won this money I should be doing it. Luckily, I managed to convince her otherwise.

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“I don’t usually enjoy Christmas as I means getting into debt but this year will be much better.

“I’m going out for dinner and drinks this week to properly celebrate. I would like to treat myself but I need to be careful as I know I can spend money far too easily.”

A second winner was not at home when the team called to present a cheque, but will have the money transferred into their account.

Mr Quinnell said: “Julia was thrilled with her winnings and I hope she has a great Christmas with the money. Our second winner will have a surprise in store soon.”

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