NINE people in Chard are celebrating after scooping a £1,000 cash prize each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Gifford Close neighbours netted the windfall when TA20 1BP was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Friday, January 3.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt sent her congratulations to the winners.

She said: “What a fantastic start to the year.

"I’m so happy for our winners in Chard and I’m sure they will be celebrating this weekend.”

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

This draw was promoted by Save the Children which has received over £8.2 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It supports children to be safe and healthy and provides access to resources and education. It works to build a brighter future for children across the UK and around the world.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players support, and the next opportunity local charities will have to apply for funding will be early next year.