That’s lucky! Tracy nearly binned a windfall
AN office worker from Wellingborough has won £2,016 as part of a prize giveaway – despite nearly throwing away her winning receipt!
Tracy Percy (52) scooped the cash after entering a competition organised by the Discover Wellingborough campaign, which stages events and activities to encourage people into the town centre.
In a frantic rush to enter the Scrooge’s Gold competition, the mother-of-two from Ridgeway ended up submitting all of her valid receipts, which were needed to participate, on Christmas Eve, the very last day of the offer.
Tracy, who has lived in the town since she was nine years old, collected her prize last month after her Iceland receipt was selected as the winner.
She said: “I think the competition was a good idea; it encouraged people to shop in the town. It’s really important to keep everybody going, especially local businesses.
“There is a wide variety of shops in the town centre and you can find most things you need.”
To enter, shoppers must have spent £10 or more in a Discover Wellingborough town centre business between Saturday, November 28 and Christmas Eve. They were asked to submit all valid receipts which were then entered into a raffle.
Discover Wellingborough is organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is paid for by town centre businesses. The giveaway was part of the BID’s Christmas festivities.
Pictured – GIVEAWAY WAS NEARLY A GONEAWAY: Tracy Percy with the cheque.