A mum-of-three was shocked when a knock at the door turned out to be a cheque for £25,000 which she won because of where she lives.
Manjeet Kaur Heer, who lives in Princes Park Avenue, Hayes, won the windfall after playing the People’s Postcode Lottery for less than a year.
Her postcode, UB3 1LD, scooped her the prize, which she was surprised with on Saturday.
The 38-year-old said: “It’s a dream come true. Receiving the cheque is still a bit of a haze for me, I’m just so shocked.
“It all happened so quickly, I only started playing in September and I never thought I would ever win this much.”
Mrs Kaur Heer, who works as a catering assistant for a mental health trust, has big plans to take her three children, Jaskaran, 15, Sehajveer, 11, and Harshdeep, nine, to India to see her relatives.
“I haven’t seen my mum in years,” she said. “So I will be able to take my family there on holiday and we will get to go to the big temple for the first time.”
The win was an even bigger shock for her husband Satwinder, 37, who did not know his wife had signed up to play. “I never told him I was playing so when I won he was very surprised and wanted to sign up himself,” Mrs Kaur Heer said.
“I want to get an extra ticket myself now. Everyone has been phoning me and coming to my house to congratulate me.”
Street Prize presenter, Judie McCourt, handed over the cheque on Mrs Kaur Heer’s doorstep. She said: “It is always lovely to see the shock and delight on the winners faces.
“It was such a glorious evening in Hayes, it couldn’t have been a better day for our lucky winner.”
The postcode lottery also gives money to local and national charities and players have helped to raise £41.5million to date.