Craig Hall, 43, scooped the cash when DG14 0RL was announced as a winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Saturday.
Craig, who is a timber driver as well as a sheep and cattle farmer, was on a break from work in the cab of his lorry when he found out how much he’d won on a video call with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier.
Seeing his cheque, Craig was taken aback and exclaimed: “£30,000? You are joking me. You’re joking.
“I thought it might be a hundred pounds, a thousand maybe but I never thought I’d be as lucky as that.
“I really am gobsmacked. It’s not your average morning – I’m pinching myself to make sure it’s real!”
Dad-of-five Craig couldn’t wait to get home and tell his wife Vicki the good news. He commented: “She’ll think I’m joking. She’ll be screaming and dancing round the house. She’ll be overwhelmed. The children will be too.
“When I first got the call, I thought it was my father-in-law pulling my leg – we always joke we’ll win big one day and I’ve never won anything in my life!”
Asked how he’d spend the money, Craig said: “Oh, a luxury holiday will be coming up when we can get away. I’ll leave it up to Vicki to decide where – she’s the boss.
“The kids’ shopping lists will be growing too.”
After presenting Craig with his cheque, People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “Well, I don’t think Craig was expecting that – what a great reaction!
“It was my pleasure to deliver him some good news. I’m chuffed for him and hope he has a great time treating himself and his family.”
And he revealed that Craig won big because he was the only person playing with the winning postcode.