Hundreds of Middlesbrough residents have been left stunned after learning their postcode sector, TS5 7, is the winner of a £10.2 Million prize with People's Postcode Lottery.
Players in the winning postcode sector will share the £10.2 Million prize. They have been told they can expect to win at least £4,000 each.
The full winning postcode will be revealed on Saturday 1st April at a special event at Centre Square. People playing with this postcode will take home the biggest cheques on the day.
People's Postcode Lottery Presenter Judie McCourt will be at the event on Saturday to deliver the good news in person.
Judie said, "A massive congratulations to our players in Middlesbrough! I'm really excited to meet many of the winners in person and present them with a prize cheque of their own.
"The community will be buzzing with excitement right now and I can't wait to celebrate with them on Saturday."
It's not the first visit we've made to the area in recent months. Earlier in March, four players in Stockton-on-Tees netted a total of £175,000, while neighbours in Hemlington bagged a £140,000 Valentine's Day treat.
Pensioners Glenn and Pamela were two of recent winners in Stockton-on-Tees and scooped £35,000 each. They couldn't believe their luck. Glenn said, "I'm flabbergasted! I didn't think anything like this would happen to us. You read about it and see it on the TV, but you don't believe it will ever happen."
Pamela added, "Dreams do come true."
Thousands Of Supported Projects
Today's prize is part of a draw promoted on behalf of Postcode Children Trust (opens in a new tab), which funds charities that inspire and support children and young people to make the most of their lives and opportunities within their communities. Organisations that benefit include Young Lives vs Cancer, Magic Breakfast, and Children North East.
Local good causes have benefitted from player support. Eden Place was awarded £20,000 last year to help disadvantaged groups in Middlesbrough through the provision of advice, education support and training.
With 33% of the ticket price going to Charities, our players have now raised more than £1 Billion for good causes across Great Britain and internationally. People's Postcode Lottery players have funded thousands of deserving projects protecting people and the planet.
Have you signed up to play yet? Take a look at all the amazing Prizes our players can win. If you aren't sure how to join the fun, find out How It Works. It's really easy to sign up and play. With your help, we can support Charities which make a difference in people's lives every day.