Heart’s £30k Triple Play: Thank you for playing!
27 August 2021, 16:38 | Updated: 27 September 2021, 10:10
Heart's Triple Play has now finished, thank you so much for playing! And congratulations to all our winners!
Who won £30,000 this summer?
Janice Jenkins was our final £30k winner of the summer!
She heard Ed Sheeran play three times on her way home from working for the NHS as a program manager, and told us that her husband and son won’t believe she’s won such a big amount of money.
Janice will put her winnings towards an extension in their house - she’s finally getting the kitchen island she’s been dreaming of!
Sylvy was helping decorate her partner Ian’s house and spoke to Zoe on top of a ladder as she was mid-wall papering when we called her!
Since she was on Heart she’s had calls from friends and family congratulating her, but none of the sons know yet, and she plans on doing something extra special to surprise them.
After sorting out Ian’s bathroom she’s going to give him a bit of extra cash, her birthday is coming up and she wants a good present!
She told Heart: "I'm shocked! You never think it’ll be you that wins!"
Emma Markham was our fourth 30K winner in the final week of our massive game!
She was working from home while husband Mark was in the other room recovering from back surgery.
She was having to shout over the sounds of plumbers retiling her bathroom when she revealed she thought she’d heard Ed Sheeran twice.
Emma wanted a bit of money to finish some projects and sort the garden out – three grand probably would have done that... instead, she now has £30,000 to play with!
Alun was driving home from his first job as a tree surgeon to spend some time with the kids before starting his evening job as a Tesco delivery driver when he got the call from Heart.
Since his youngest was born, he works two jobs while his wife Tania looks after the kids.
They’re moving house soon and need some cash to furnish the new place as everything is integrated in their current flat.
He thought Ed had played once and he’d bagged £300 to help with the move… but we played Ed Sheeran three times.
He won £30,000, 100 times what he’d expected!
He told Heart: "I sent the text, got out the van and went inside to see my kids. Completely forgot about it until Matt Wilkinson rang me!"
Chris Birmingham was the second winner of the final week of Heart's £30k Triple Play.
He's a self-employed decorator and was in the middle of a job when he heard Ed Sheeran play three times, and decided to text in.
He has his wife of 10 years, Maria and three kids. Two are under 6 and the third has joined the Navy, so he’s grateful to have him home at the moment.
Chris really wants to treat his family to the best holiday ever!
He told Heart: "It's a total blur, I can’t believe it, I’m still shaking."
Cath was out training her rescue Alsatian with her son, Zak and dog trainer India listening to Heart on Global Player.
But the training was interrupted when she heard Ed Sheeran play three times! It was her third time entering, and before she knew it she was speaking to Matt... and winning the big jackpot!
Cath also trains rescue horses; she makes sacrifices to keep them happy and safe – she claims they eat better than she does.
The money will be going on a new kitchen.
Cath told Heart: "I am overwhelmed and amazed, this never happens to me".
Super-mum Traci Eades is a full-time carer for her daughter Danni, 20.
She’s been wanting to learn how to drive for years to help her daughter get around. Unfortunately, the pandemic meant she’s been on a waiting list for 18 months, but her big win means she can complete her driving lessons, and buy a new car to help her daughter get to where she needs to be.
The first people she told were her family. She wants to use the leftover cash to treat them to a holiday as they haven’t been away for 5 years.
She told Heart: "I am overwhelmed, I don’t know what to say. Thank you so much!"
After 23 years in the Army, Staff Sergeant Danny’s about to leave to start a new job as an HGV driver.
He was on the way back to the barracks when he heard Pink play three times.
He’s bought a house and needs to renovate the bathroom, the kitchen and the garage. Danny was pretty cool when he found he’d won - that’ll be the army training!
He’ll also be celebrating tonight with a couple of cans of lager.
Katie works as an office administrator and had just arrived at work when she heard Pink play.
Her partner, Stephen’s a mechanic and hadn’t had so much work over the last few months so this money’s come at a really good time for the family.
She’s always wanted to go to Disneyland so that trip is sorted. She’ll also be making some home improvements with her winnings of £30,000.
They’ll be celebrating tonight with an Italian takeaway and Katie’s going to treat all 15 of her colleagues to lunch!
Liz was on a trip from Brighton to Leeds to visit her sister when she heard Pink play three times. She pulled into the services so she could take part in the game!
Her kids Lola 13, Bonnie 11 and Ted 8 were in the back of the car when Liz won and they were all in tears! This is the first time Liz has played the game, her sister was listening to Heart and heard her win so will be getting the Champagne on ice for when she arrives home!
Becky was picking up her son Stanley from nursery when she heard Pink play.
The family haven’t been able to have a holiday for a long time because they’ve been looking after their young family. Becky thought she’d heard Pink play twice but it was actually three times so she’s £30,000 richer!!!
The family can finish the extension to their house and the boys can have new bedrooms!
Tracy Harding has her whole family coming to stay with her and her wife Rachel for a massive staycation!
She hasn’t seen any of her family for over a year and a half due to the pandemic, and she told Heart that yesterday was full of hugs with her daughter and grandchildren.
The money will go towards making this the most memorable week ever, and anything leftover will go towards her garden which is in major need of a refurb.
She told Heart: "This has made the last few years a lot better, I can’t believe it was me!"
Corey Gunner, 24, was on his way back from a shopping trip buying crisps and ice cream when he heard Olly Murs play three times.
He told Heart that his brother needs a new car so he’s going to give him his old one and buy a new one!
Corey’s going to invite him round to tell him the good news!
He lives with his parents but now has the money to move out! The whole family are going to have a celebratory dinner tonight.
He said: “I can’t believe it. This isn’t real!”
Ellie Smith works in logistics and always plays £30k Triple Play when she’s in the office or the car.
She lives with her husband Stuart and their 18-month-old daughter in a two bedroom bungalow and have been saving to build an extension so they can have another baby.
Her £30,000 win means they can now extend their home... and their family.
Stuart didn’t believe they’d won until he heard Ellie on the radio!
She told Heart: “I’m just absolutely ecstatic”
Primary school teacher Nikki Peters was waiting in the carpark for her son’s optician’s appointment when she heard Bruno Mars play three times.
They ended up missing the appointment, but it was for a good reason... she’d bagged herself £30,000!
Nikki has always dreamed of taking her sons to Disney World in Florida but didn’t think it would ever happen until today. They’re also looking to buy a new house, she’s already on Rightmove!
She told Heart: “I’m stunned, absolutely stunned. I can’t believe this has happened to us!”
Neil works in a factory and listens to Heart all day while he works. He was hoping to get married to Chantelle in a month’s time but money’s tight at the moment so it had to be put back.
They were planning a quiet ceremony but now they’ve got £30,000 in the bank it might become a more lavish affair!
He’s also not been on holiday for a couple of years but can now go on honeymoon in the Lake District. He didn’t believe it when he won, his first words were “oh no you’re joking!”
Kellie Lewis was listening to Heart while she was stuck in traffic with her husband Geoff, their children and Foxy the dog when she heard Katy Perry play three times.
The family thought they’d only heard Katy Perry play twice so it was an amazing surprise when they found out it was three times!
Her £30,000 winnings are going to go towards home renovations and buy the kids are also getting laptops for school.
She told Heart: “It’s just surreal! A dream come true!”
Celia Kelly works for a skip hire company and has worked for the last year without a holiday.
She’s demolished her old house and is now building a new one with her carpenter husband John. Building the new house has left a hole in her bank account as well as her back garden!
The money will massively help with the new house and speed up the building process.
The family will be celebrating with Champagne in the hot tub tonight!
She said: “Things like this don’t happen to me. I’m so shocked!”
Tracie is a restaurant manager who absolutely loves to travel – Costa Rica is the best place she’s been to and she wants to go back!
She turned 50 in January and promised herself a trip to Hawaii as a special birthday present.
That can definitely happen now as well as holidays in Mexico and Argentina.
She won’t be able to celebrate tonight as she’s working a double shift until midnight but will have a glass of bubbly when she can!
She told Heart: “I feel awesome!”
Lorry driver Paul Chambers has been missing his closest mates as they’ve not been able to golf together since the start of the pandemic.
His local course is yet to reopen, so he’s really excited to take his mates on a trip to the Costa Del Sol for a week on the links... although, ever the frugal spender, they’ll be staying in his mates flat while they’re there!
Winning £30,000 means Paul can also travel to places he’s only dreamed of up to now. Hawaii is top of the list and he’d also like to visit Japan. As soon as travel restrictions lift, it’s all possible thanks to that one text he sent!
Andy Parker is celebrating his Ruby wedding anniversary with his wife Kim in a few weeks, and they’d planned to have a party as restrictions around social distancing and numbers ease.
Winning £30,000 means he can throw an epic celebration for Kim and invite a lot of their friends and family they haven’t been able to meet since March last year!
Andy would also like to spend some of the money treating his six grandchildren, and a staycation is on the cards as well as new bikes to enjoy all summer long!
He had planned a fishing trip this weekend, although he’s not sure he’ll make the early start tomorrow morning now!
Sky's had a really difficult year. She survived a gas explosion in her flat, and although insurance covered a lot of it, she’s had to replace a lot of her things.
She needs a new bathroom and wants to make improvements to the kitchen after a year of living with her mum who’s helped her a lot.
On her plans for spending the £30,000, Sky’s going to take her mum on a shopping spree and to a restaurant for a nice meal tonight to celebrate.
Denise Riley is a paramedic and has worked for the NHS for 30 years.
She has a 15 year old daughter who she was picking up from school when she heard Ed Sheeran play three times. The family has had a rough year after Denise' husband, Richard passed away.
Denise has a staycation booked in Yorkshire, but she wants to use her winnings to take a holiday to Italy.
She also told Heart she'll be treating her daughter who has been "her rock" over the past 12 months.
They’ll be celebrating tonight with a Chinese takeaway!
Jenni Cluett was on the school run with her little boy when she heard Ed Sheeran play three times.
She’s been with her partner Ian for five years and they got engaged two months ago. The plan was to get married in 2024 when they’d saved up for it, but they can bring it forward now!
Ian’s a mechanic and was listening to Heart at work when he heard Jenni win. They’re going to celebrate tonight by ordering a Chinese.
She told Heart: “I’m overwhelmed. I can’t wait to get planning my wedding!”
Lauren Bartle was on the building site where she works as an apprentice carpenter when she heard Ed Sheeran play three times.
She wants to spend her winnings on setting up a business of her own when she has finished her training, a weekend to Devon with her pals, and put a deposit on a new house.
The most she’d ever won until today was £10 on a scratch card! S
She told Heart: “I feel like my heart’s coming out of my chest”
Mum-of-one Lindsey Curry and her partner Brian have been having IVF treatment for a few years, so now she hopes they will be able to fund IVF to extend their family.
Brian was driving down to Wembley to watch England play tonight so it took Lindsey a while to get through to him to tell him about her big win!
While Brian’s watching the football Lindsey’s going to celebrate with her two sisters, her niece and nephew at their local pub.
Matt Day is a delivery driver, but he plans to use his £30,000 winnings to get him set up as a driving instructor.
He has five children and his wife Samantha works for the NHS. As she can’t take calls at work, she won’t find out about the family’s big win until this evening!
Matt’s always wanted to visit the Greek islands so they’ll be booking a holiday for next year.
Until today Matt had never won anything in his life.
He told Heart: “I can’t tell you how much this will make a difference!”
Sam’s an Operations Manager at a primary school and was heading home from work when she became our next £30,000 winner!
Her partner, Naldo, is a chef and as he works shifts Sam had to wake him up when she called to tell him the good news!
All 50 members of Sam’s family meet every year at Walton On The Naze in Essex for a family get-together, so they’re hoping to have the next one in September and Sam’s going to buy all the drinks!
Ben Hinton is our latest £30,000 winner! He works for Royal Mail, driving a truck, and he's saving for his wedding to Amy next year at the moment.
He told Heart that they've been planning their wedding recently, and as he has Scottish blood he wants to get married in full Highland gear!
With a honeymoon destination still to be decided, Ben is looking forward to an early night tonight before celebrating his winnings with Champagne at the weekend!
Zoe Wilkinson from Northamptonshire is a vet, and she listens to Heart at work... the animals love to Turn Up the Feel Good, too!
During lockdown, Zoe and her partner Ryan realised that they’re perfect for each other!
She told Heart that some of her winnings today will go towards a house with a big driveway - and some will go on the 1989 vintage Camaro they are restoring.
Zoe and Ryan will be celebrating their win with a big bottle of Malbec tonight!
Steve was off to pick his mate Tony up to take him to work when he heard Bruno Mars play three times.
He has been looking for work as a car salesman for the last year, and is on the waiting list fora back operation.
The dad-of-four hopes to take wife Mandy on a gorgeous holiday to the Maldives, but tonight will be treating his whole family to a Chinese takeaway!
Kerri and her boyfriend Rick have been playing the game for a while now, and today she won £30,000!
She told Heart that she nearly didn’t hear Olly Murs playing as she was hoovering!.
Kerri is going to book a holiday to Ibiza and can’t wait to go when we can travel again.
Tonight she’ll be celebrating with Champagne and a BBQ with her friends tonight.
She said: “I’ve just never had that sort of money in the bank before.”
Chloe, from Warrington, is a beautician and wants to use her winnings to get her business going again.
She’s a single mum to Macey Beau, 10, and she would really like to take her on a trip to Disneyland.
Chloe and her little girl will be celebrating by camping in the back garden tonight... and she will also be opening a bottle of Champagne!
She told Heart: “I feel numb. This hasn’t sunk in yet!”
Cathy James from Essex is an accountant so she knows all about large sums of money!
She always listens to Heart as she works, but due to the pandemic has been working reduced hours for the past year.
Cathy told Heart that her family really need a holiday, and that her husband Stuart and daughter Beth have always dreamed of going to Bali.
Tonight they’ll be celebrating tonight with a takeaway - a Chinese or Turkish or maybe both!
Stunned Cathy told Heart: “This is amazing. This is a godsend!”
Anne-Marie South from Ashford in Kent is a care worker who has been working extremely hard over the last year.
She’s just celebrated her daughter Lucy’s 18th birthday, but her son Ryan’s 21st and husband Simon’s 50th are coming up so there’s lots of celebrating going on in her house!
The family will be celebrating her big win with a family barbecue tonight, and they can also look forward to their hot tub being repaired!
Stunned Anne-Marie also told Heart that she wants to thank her colleagues for all their hard work so will be taking them out for a meal.
Daniel Kinley from Cumbria was thrilled to be our second £30k winner of the summer.
He wants to put some of it in a bank account for his son, Ethan, 1.
And he’d also like to put the cash towards doing up his garden so he can enjoy it this summer, and take his partner Chloe for a fortnight in the Maldives.
He told Heart that he’ll be celebrating with a few rum and cokes tonight!
Sarah Donald from Morecambe was our first £30,000 of the summer after she heard Pink play three times!
She told Heart she works in a glazing shop during the day and runs a dance school in the evening, and wants to use her winnings to put on a musical will the pupils of her class.
Sarah also wants to get a house with her boyfriend Jordan, and pay for them to take a trip to Cyprus.
But first, she'll be treating her boss Andrea to a Chinese takeaway! Save a spring roll for us, girls!