Kennoway trio win £75,000

Winners William Aitken, Karen Aitken, and Charles McManus with Postcode Lottery representative Matt Johnson.
Winners William Aitken, Karen Aitken, and Charles McManus with Postcode Lottery representative Matt Johnson.

Three Kennoway residents are celebrating after winning £25,000 each through the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The neighbours picked up the prize when their lucky postcode, KY8 5EZ, was announced as a winner on Tuesday.

Pharmacy technician Karen Aitken (43) was over the moon with the win and said: “I’m in shock and I think it’s going to take quite a while to sink in – I never thought something like this could happen to someone like me!

“I’ll be whisking my husband William off to somewhere hot so we can both grab a bit of winter sun. We’ve been carrying out lots of home improvements recently and winning this cash means we’ll be able to get them completed quicker than we previously expected.”

As well as the cheque, lucky Karen also picked up the keys for a brand new BMW.

She added: “I was thrilled with £25,000 so getting the car on top of that has just about tipped me over the edge. William and I are having an overnight stay in Edinburgh with friends at the weekend and we’ll definitely be having a few cocktails to celebrate now! It’s such a worthwhile thing to do as so much money goes towards supporting charities.”

Also on the winning street was Charles McManus (56) and he was equally as delighted to be handed his cheque for £25,000.

The other winner wasn’t available to collect their cheque, but the prize will be paid into their bank account.