Two neighbours in Spennymoor have won £30,000 each after their postcode, DL16 7BQ, was drawn as the winner of Sunday's Street Prize.
Customer Service Advisor Charlotte was delighted with her £30,000 prize. She said, "It doesn't feel real! Me, my partner and our two children are living with my mum at the moment so this will mean we can put a deposit down on a house and make our own home which is amazing. We will definitely have a holiday and a wonderful Christmas too.
"I always try and donate money to charity, but playing the Postcode Lottery means I know it's going every month and being spread across a variety of causes which is a big reason I do it – winning is an incredible bonus though!"
Street Prize Presenter Judie McCourt handed the cheque to Charlotte. Judie said, "It was fantastic to surprise Charlotte with her cheque. It sounds like it's going to make a huge difference for her and her family – I hope they enjoy spending it."
With 32% of the ticket price going to charity, players of People's Postcode Lottery have now raised £350 Million for over 4,000 good causes across Great Britain and internationally. This prize was part of a draw promoted by Postcode Earth Trust.
A number of local charities have benefited from the funding raised by players, including Endeavour Woodcrafts. The group recently received £2,000 to hold flower craft workshops suitable for disabled learners. The project will help participants to learn useful skills, at the same time as building friendships and confidence.