Nine Middleton neighbours have scooped a share of a £360,000 with the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The win comes after their PE32 1SA postcode was announced as a winner on Monday.
Seven of the neighbours won £30,000 each, with the eighth taking home £60,000 and the ninth £90,000, thanks to playing with two and three tickets respectively.
Among the winners were Allan Williams, 45, and his partner Lynn Carter, 64, who both received a prize cheque for £30,000.
They learned of their wins via a video call with lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.
The first prize was revealed and the couple were then stunned with a second cheque for Mr Williams.
“I just can’t get my head around that at all,” said Mr Williams.
Ms Carter works at a local holiday resort and is hoping to use some of the winnings to retire next year.
The couple are also hoping to arrange a special trip with their winnings.
Mr Williams, a train driver, said: “We were planning to go on holiday but because of Covid we’re not going.
“We’ll do something, 100 per cent, probably some sort of holiday over here or abroad if we can.
“Looking to next year, we wanted to do something for Lynn’s 65th birthday so we might have to have a bigger holiday next year when we’re allowed and make it a bit more special.”
Another £30,000 winner was Phillip Seaman, 66, who was joined on the call by his wife Carole.
On seeing the prize cheque, Mrs Seaman, said: “What? You’re joking?”
Mr Seaman, who retired last year, had a few ideas on how he might spend the winnings.
“We want to improve the house that we’ve lived in for 34 years. A new kitchen, new skirting boards and possibly a conservatory.”
The couple also added that they’d like to share their good fortune with their son who needs a new car.
Mrs Seaman said: ”We may treat our son to a new car because he needs one.”
Mr Kennedy, 67, also a £30,000 winner, said: “Incredible. I can’t believe it. I’m gobsmacked, I really don’t know what to say. It’s a wonderful surprise.”
Mr Kennedy works for a home improvement agency and his wife works at a hospital.
He said: “She works extremely hard, normally we’d look at a holiday, but that’s not on the table at the moment. I’m sure she’ll be as excited as I am.
“I have a lovely granddaughter who’s five, I’m sure she’ll get spoiled as will my son and his wife.”
With eight of his neighbours also winning a prize, Mr Kennedy said: “The village will be having a party soon, I imagine.”
A People’s Postcode Lottery spokesman said the other winners chose to remain anonymous.
Ambassador Ms McCourt said: “It was so lovely to bring this surprise to our Middleton winners, congratulations to them all. It sounds like they all have big plans and I hope they enjoy spending their winnings.”
People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month to play. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.
A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes to charities. Players have helped raise more than £700m for thousands of causes across Britain and internationally. This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Justice Trust.