Elvis mad Glasgow dad scoops colossal win in People's Postcode Lottery and plans Graceland trip – Glasgow Live
John Boyle won his cut of more than £200,000 alongside his wife Marilyn, 71, stepson Francis, 51, and 41-year-old daughter Joanne, with each bagging £58,823 in the People’s Postcode Lottery
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An Elvis fanatic, from Glasgow, has been left jumping for joy after he won his cut of more than £200,000 alongside his family in the People's Postcode Lottery.
John Boyle, 64, his wife Marilyn, 71, stepson Francis, 51, and 41-year-old daughter Joanne each bagged £58,823 in the new weekly Millionaire Street prize.
Now the Boyles plan on splashing the cash on dream holidays and revamping the semi-detached home they share.
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Taxi driver John, formerly of Cowcaddens, said: “My favourite Elvis song is The Wonder Of You, but I’m All Shook Up now.
“I never expected to win the big one, but I’m glad that we did.
“I never had this sort of money before. It gives you a sense of being able to do what you want to do…a sense of freedom.”
The dad-of-two moved to the Manchester area 50 years ago where he met Marilyn, his wife of 44 years.
He’s now stepdad to three children from her first marriage – including Francis – before having daughters Joanne and Kirsty, 38.
But he regularly travels back to Glasgow to visit family, including his elderly mum.
He is now considering returning to Graceland, the famed home of Elvis, a decade after he visited it with his brother Eddie.
The 64-year-old said: "We went before an anniversary when there was a candlelit vigil at Graceland. You had to queue to get in through Graceland holding your candle. It was so long, it took about five hours.”
Hotel duty manager Joanne persuaded her parents and brother to sign up to the Postcode Lottery after she had done so herself.
She said: “I told everyone else to play the Postcode Lottery because I thought it was a good thing to do."
"I’ve been playing for 10 years and I started to think we’d never win big but I have now – we all have. It’ll definitely take the pressure off.”
John and Marilyn were on a short break in Blackpool and in the middle of eating a burger in the car when their phones started to ring.
The family were delighted to find out they were sharing the prize with 11 of their neighbours.
John said: “I feels good to be winning with some of our neighbours. It’s a good street and everyone gets on. It’s also great that the charities are getting something out of it.”
The family, of Prestwich, Greater Manchester, were among 15 neighbours to share in the £1 million prize after their M25 2QL postcode came up.
Every ticket scooped £58,823, but a couple of the players had signed up for two meaning they doubled the prize money.
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