We scooped ‘bittersweet’ £200k lottery prize just a day after cancelling ticket

A FAMILY has scooped a £200,000 lottery prize just weeks after suffering heartbreaking tragedy.
Tracy Mellor, 54, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, said her huge win is thanks to her late dad “shining down” on her – just a day after cancelling his Postcode Lottery ticket.


Neil and Tracy Mellor celebrate their People’s Postcode Lottery win with son Joe, 31, over FaceTimeCredit: People/s Postcode Lottery


Tracy (middle right) said her dad, who recently passed away, had been ‘shining down’ on herCredit: People/s Postcode Lottery


Tracy was one of ten people to scoop the £100,000 prizeCredit: Alamy

The mum was handed a cheque for £100,000 on Saturday (March 30) alongside nine other winners in the People’s Postcode Lottery.
That includes her son, Joe Mellor, 31, who also won a share of the £1million prize pot.
Joe, who is currently travelling, found out over a FaceTime call that he had bagged the “lifechanging” £100,000.
But the win is particularly special for Tracy, who credits the stunning scoop to her late dad.

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“That’s me dad that,” she told Manchester Evening News after catching a glimpse of her winning cheque. “He died two weeks ago. My dad’s done this for me.
“It’s bittersweet but my dad is shining down on me.”
Dad-of-six Peter Kemp, who died at the age of 75, had played the Postcode Lottery for years before Tracy followed suit and started playing herself.
And just a day after cancelling his direct debits, Tracy received her life-changing win.

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