£250,000 win for Post Office pair

In one of our most heart-warming winner stories, two close friends working together in a West Yorkshire Post Office will share our biggest cash prize to date!

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The publicity-shy duo scanned the winning Health Lottery ticket, and won £250,000 in January.

They told us: “Each time we’re on shift together, we each put 50 pence together to buy a £1 Health Lottery ticket.

When we scanned the ticket, we knew it must have been at least a few hundred pounds.

But we never expected to win £250,000!"

In a touching interview, both winners affirmed that they will give all the money to their children.

“We love our children dearly, and nothing makes us happier than to see them happy,” they said.

Well played, the pair of them!

The current society benefitting from funds raised is YNW Health CIC T/A HL Yorkshire and Humber

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