People's Postcode winner wins £250,000 despite 'cancelling her ticket'

A People's Postcode winner landed a £250,000 windfall - but nearly missed out after cancelling her ticket. Elise Buswell, from Telford in Shropshire, nearly lost out on the quarter of a million pounds because of her error, she has revealed.

The 28-year-old's joined the Postcode Lottery in December and quickly cancelled one of the tickets after signing up for two by mistake. But her winnings were doubled as the ticket was still valid for Saturday's prize, she later discovered.

Ms Buswell said: “I joined the Postcode Lottery in December, but I accidentally signed up with two tickets. Next day I got two emails saying that I’d signed up twice, but I never got round to cancelling it until a week or two ago."

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She added: “The timing’s been right because I’ve still won with two tickets." Elise won her eye-watering prize after her postcode TF1 5GN came out the winner in the Postcode Lottery weekly Millionaire Street draw on April 13.

She added to the Sun newspaper in an interview: “It’s also amazing winning with neighbours. It’s nice to be able to share the feeling and excitement." She said: “Oh my God! This is going to help so much. I’m lost for words. I would have been happy with a couple of grand, to be honest. I’m shaking. It’s unimaginable."

People's Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which helps raise money for charities. Players win prizes and good causes receive essential support. Players sign up with their postcode. They are automatically entered into every draw and winning postcodes are announced every day of the month.

A minimum of 33 per cent of the ticket price goes to good causes. With People's Postcode Lottery, players and charities win, according to the organisers on the People's Postcode website ahead of next month's draw in May.