Nursing student Lauren scoops £400,000 on Postcode Lottery


A NURSING student at Swansea University and her grandmother have won £400,000 in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Lauren Teesdale, 22 and Sylvia Pask, 70, both from Port Talbot, are splitting the prize after buying the ticket together.

Miss Teesdale said: “We have always said that we would share any prizes we won, as we split the cost of a ticket,” said Ms Teesdale, a mental health nursing student at Swansea University.

“I just never imagined the prize to be so big. Thank goodness for my gran living where she does.

“I can now buy myself a house, and not have to worry about paying the mortgage each month from my student budget.”

The wins are part of a £2m prize awarded to residents taking part in the SA12 6 area.

42 total residents received money from £8,330 to £99,960 each, with 20 players winning £33,320 per person.

The first year mental health nursing student also works part time in a learning disabilities home said she was looking forward to spending the money on a holiday.

“I think my gran will want to go on a cruise. She has been going on about doing that for ages,” she said.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador and rugby legend Scott Quinnell was on stage (above), presenting cheques to the winners.

He said: “Congratulations to all of the winners, and in particular, Sylvia and Lauren who live in the full winning postcode.”

The People’s Postcode Lottery manages society lotteries on behalf of a range of charitable bodies. over the UK and players have raised more than £17.6m for charity.

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