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2 October: £500 prize winner announced in Direct Debit prize draw

The first winner of a £500 Lambeth London Living prize draw competition has been announced. Ms Valencia Nichols from north Brixton, was the lucky winner of the first Direct Debit – the winning way to pay’ prize draw.

Launched in April, the campaign encourages tenants to switch to direct debit rent payment as it is hassle free and gives peace of mind that rent will be paid on time. Direct debits are also cheaper for Lambeth London Living to process, leading to savings that can be used to improve housing services.

Lambeth London Living chair, Keith Hill, congratulated Ms Nichols saying: “Valencia is  a double winner, not only has she picked up a £500 cash prize, but she will also benefit from the peace of mind of knowing her rent will be paid on time – without having to lift a finger. I would encourage all tenants to pay their rent by direct debit”.

Valenica Nichols said: “Winning was a real surprise, I’ve never won anything before, and I didn’t really have to do anything to win this prize except sign up to pay my rent by direct debit.

“I switched to pay my rent by Direct Debit as out of all my bills it is the most important. I know that paying by Direct Debit my rent will come out of my account and will be paid, giving me peace of mind.2

As well as the main £500 winner, first and second prize runners-up were also announced. Miss Olga Molinaro from north Brixton will be awarded £250 in shopping vouchers, and Mr. Alan Butler, from West Norwood will get £100 in shopping vouchers.

Setting up a Direct Debit to pay rent is quick and easy – just call the Lambeth London Living Call Centre on 0800 088 0088.

There will be another £500 prize draw in October.