An NHS nurse got the shock of his life during a recent shift after receiving a video call to say he had won a share of £3million on People’s Postcode Lottery.
Hero key worker Dan Ellis, 38, was on a break from his role as a Senior Nurse at Royal Berkshire Hospital when he got the call from Jeff Brazier and his wife Amy.
His wife Amy – who was celebrating her birthday that very day – had expected to take the call on her own but was surprised when Dan was able to log on too and hear for himself.
Reacting to the life-changing news that his ticket had scooped £199,727, dad-of-one Dan said: “Oh my gosh this is just fantastic. We never expected to win this amount of money.
“I wanted to find an easy way to give something back to charities and the fact that we could also win was great.
“It’s Amy’s birthday today and we’d planned to have a small celebration tonight but now we’ve got even more of a reason to be celebrating.
“We’ll definitely have a big party when we’re able to see everyone again and my parents live in Spain so we’re desperate to get over to Alicante to see them.”
New mum Amy, 32, was at home with the couple’s 8-month-old daughter Mia when Jeff gave her a call to tell her that Daniel had won.
She told him: “This is just amazing! I can’t believe we’ve won this amount of money; I wish I had someone to hug right now.
“This has really come at the perfect time. We’d love to do some work to the house and also treat Mia.”
Dan was among 697 people from Reading who shared a £3million prize pot after their postcode sector, RG2 8, was announced as the winner of People’s Postcode Lottery ’s monthly Postcode Millions prize.
People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.
And it’s not just players who win with People’s Postcode Lottery – good causes win too. With a minimum of 32% from each ticket going to charity, players have raised more than £500 million for thousands of charities and good causes.
People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “Congratulations to Daniel and to all the other winners in Reading!
“I would have loved to have been able to present our winners with their cheques in person, but it was so great to meet them virtually and it sounds like they’ve all got exciting plans for their winnings!”
For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk or Facebook and Twitter.