SEVEN people in Barrow are celebrating after winning £1,000 - in each case because of their 'lucky' postcode.

The Chester Street neighbours netted the windfall when LA14 4AL was announced as a Daily Prize-winner with People’s Postcode Lottery earlier today.

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

She said: “What a fantastic surprise to start your week!

"Congratulations to our winners, I hope they go and treat themselves 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 charitable causes in the UK and beyond.

This draw was promoted by The Ramblers, which has received over £10.1 million in funding from People’s Postcode Lottery participants.

The charity says it works to protect and expand the places where people love to walk.

Many charitable causes close to the winners in geographical terms have also benefitted from players’ support.

Local charities will next be able to apply for funding in August.