Huntingdon man scoops £50,000 with lottery win

PUBLISHED: 11:27 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 11:27 06 March 2014

Richard Thorley and Scott Quinnell.

Richard Thorley and Scott Quinnell.

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A postcode lottery has landed one lucky Huntingdon resident with a £50,000 jackpot.

Richard Thorley, who lives in the California Road area, saw his PE29 1LX postcode drawn as a winner in last week’s Saturday Street Prize, which is run by the People’s Postcode Lottery.

“I really wasn’t expecting this,” said Richard. “It’s not sunk in.”

Richard was working at home when he was surprised by People’s Postcode Lottery Ambassador and rugby legend, Scott Quinnell who presented him with his cheque.

“I’ve propped up my cheque against the wall so I can see it all the time,” said Richard. “I can’t describe the feeling I got when I saw the amount I had won. It was amazing.”

So will it be spend, spend, spend for Richard?

“My mum is travelling to her home country in Central America at the moment so I’ll probably send her some cash to help her out,” he said. “But I’d like to invest some too.”

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