Residents from Billingham who play People's Postcode Lottery will be delighted to discover that they are set to share a £3 Million prize pot this month. Their postcode sector, TS22 5, has been drawn as the winner of the May Postcode Millions.
Winners will receive their invitation in the post today to attend a special event in The Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall in Billingham, on Saturday 3rd June, where they will find out exactly how much they've won.
With a minimum of 30% of the ticket price going to good causes across Great Britain and internationally, players have raised over £197 Million for charities to date.
A number of local projects in Billingham have received support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, including Daisy Chain, a charity which supports families that are affected by autism. To date, Daisy Chain has received more than £1.2 Million from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador and former TFM Radio presenter Judie McCourt will be joining players on the day. Judie said, "I absolutely love coming home to the North East and to be coming back with lots of cheques makes it even more exciting.
"We were in Gateshead handing out £3 Million last year and they were a great crowd, so I'm excited to see how the players from Billingham will react when they receive their very own cheques. Good luck everyone!"
This isn't the first time players from Billingham have won big with People's Postcode Lottery. In April 2011, 119 people in the town shared a £2.5 Million prize pot, with big winner Betty Smith walking away with a whopping £600,000.