Rugby couple win £100k in People's Postcode Lottery and they are already making plans for after the lockdown

Deborah and Adrian Gelston.Deborah and Adrian Gelston.
Deborah and Adrian Gelston. | ugc
A married couple from Rugby have won £100k between them, after they both won People’s Postcode Lottery on Saturday, May 2

Adrian and Deborah Gelston were delighted to discover that they had netted £50k each, thanks to them both playing with a ticket in their postcode.

The couple, who have been together for 30 years, had their cheques revealed by People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Matt Johnson, over video call.

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Adrian, 49, who works at a school in the area, said: “Oh my god! That’s fantastic! I think I love you Matt!”

Deborah, 48, added: “I’m going to cry. I really can’t believe it, it’s amazing.”

With Adrian turning 50 this year, the couple already have a good idea as to how they will spend their winnings.

Deborah said: “We went to the Maldives a couple of years ago for our 25th wedding anniversary and we’d love to go again.”

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Adrian added: “We planned it for a really long time. It was meant to be a once in a lifetime trip, but we’ve been wanting to go back. Now it’s actually on the cards!

“We’ll also need to go to Vegas for my 50th.

"We’ve been before with friends and enjoyed it so much. We looked at it earlier in the year but couldn’t afford it. Hopefully we can go at some point in the future.”

The couple are currently living with Deborah’s mum and will be celebrating tonight:

Deborah said: “The first thing we will do is go out and buy a bottle of champagne!”

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Adrian added: “We’ll need to have a blow out, it will be champagne for tea!”

After having a few hours to get over the shock, Adrian said: “The shaking has settled down. It was an amazing feeling when I saw the cheque, it’s all going in now.

“The first thing I did was phone my mum who was in tears. You’ve made our lives!”

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day.

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People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Matt Johnson, said: “I’m over the moon for Adrian and Deborah.

"It sounds like Adrian will be having a fabulous 50th birthday thanks to the win.

"Even though I was unable to visit them in person, I feel very lucky to have shared this moment with them and see how happy they both were.”

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A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped raise more than £500 million to date for good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

This draw was promoted on behalf of People’s Postcode Trust.

The trust provides project-based funding in Great Britain to good causes which promote human rights, combating discrimination, and prevent poverty.