NEIGHBOURS are celebrating after scooping a huge £2.5m lottery windfall.
All players of the People’s Postcode Lottery who live in the TS23 3 area will get a share of the huge winnings after the area won the Spring Postcode Millions draw.
The Postcode Lottery is Britain’s charity lottery and people play with their postcode to give them a chance of winning cash prizes and raising money for good causes in their area.
Organisers say residents in the winning postcode in Billingham will get a sizeable cash prize depending on how many tickets they bought.
The exact winning postcode is not yet known, but will be revealed at a Spring Postcode Millions party on Saturday, April 16.
Residents who live in the exact winning postcode will get the largest share of the winnings.
Details of the location of the party, which is attracting a number of stars, are due to be released shortly.
Radio presenter Judie McCourt, the People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, will host the event and will be joined on stage by British Lion’s rugby legend Scott Quinnell.
Scott recently came to Hartlepool for a sportsman’s dinner to raise money for the Hartlepool and District Hospice.
X Factor finalist Danyl Johnson will also be performing live at the party next week.
Judie said: “I’m delighted that a North-East postcode has won the Spring Postcode Millions prize pot and I’m sure next weekend’s party will be one to remember.
“Some very lucky people in Billingham are about to win life-changing amounts of money and I can’t wait to be the one to give them the good news.
“This is also a chance to thank all our players for the difference they are making to local charities.
“Together we have raised over £12m for good causes across Britain which is a truly incredible total.”
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