FIFTEEN people in Blackburn were celebrating over the weekend after winning £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Maricourt Avenue neighbours netted the windfall when BB1 3NP was announced as a daily prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on May 30.

Ambassador Judie McCourt sent her well-wishes to the winners. She said: “What a way to celebrate the weekend! I’m thrilled for our winners and I hope they go and treat themselves to something nice with their winnings.”

A minimum of 32% 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.

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