THE lucky residents in one area of Cheshire have had a boost to their bank accounts, thanks to Postcode Lottery.

Those living in the WA8 7RQ area of Widnes have all won £1,000 on Friday, May 17, if they are signed up to the Postcode Lottery.

The People’s Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery which aims to raise money for charities while also bringing cash prizes to homes across the UK.

Prizes are announced every day of the month – with £30,000 jackpots and £1,000 prizes for 20 different postcodes every day.

Players can sign up with their postcode and pay £12 per month with a chance to win when they are automatically entered into a draw.

A minimum of 33 per cent from each ticket goes to charity and players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes since 2005.