TWO people are kick-starting the week with an extra £1,000 each in their bank account after their postcode was drawn at random.

The residents of Whalley Road in Read play with postcode BB12 7RP and picked up the cash as winners of the People’s Postcode Lottery’s daily prize.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador and former radio and TV presenter Judie McCourt said: “Well done to our players in Read.

"It’s lovely to see neighbours win together and I hope they have a great time spending the cash.

"There are prizes to be won every day so make sure you’re playing with your postcode.”

A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and so far it has raised £301 million to date for 4,000 good causes.

Players have helped to support the nearby charity Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, which received £18,088 last year to carry out refurbishments to its Garden Able community garden based in Nelson.