Five people in Ryde are celebrating after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Marlborough Road neighbours netted the windfall when PO33 1AT was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery yesterday (Wednesday).

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt, sent her well-wishes to the winners.

She said:

“I’m so happy for our winners, what a great surprise to start your day! I hope they treat themselves to something nice with their winnings.”

A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £500 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

This draw was promoted by the Wildlife Trusts which have received over £11.3 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The Wildlife Trusts look after more than 2,300 nature reserves and operate more than 100 visitor and education centres across the country. The Trusts work to make life better for wildlife, people and future generations.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefited from players’ support, and local charities can next apply for funding in August.