THREE Tamworth residents have got the year off to a great start after scooping £30,000 each – thanks to their lucky postcode.
The Highcliffe Road winners, who play with the postcode B77 1EE, have won People's Postcode Lottery's Street Prize on Saturday, January 7.
Bank worker Lisa Sperry, aged 46, says she'll never forget the moment she was presented with the winning cheque on her doorstep.
"In all the excitement my door got pulled over and I got locked out of the house! In any other circumstances I would have been quite annoyed, but I'd just received a cheque for £30,000 so it was fine. I had to go to my husband's work and get his key, but at least I got to pass on the good news to him in person."
Lisa is looking forward to spending her winnings on a romantic break with her husband Paul.
"Our ten year anniversary is coming up and we're going to go to Mexico, which is where we went on Honeymoon," she added. "We haven't been back there since then and I really can't wait. This time around we'll be able to afford to do lots of excursions and explore the area more."
Another £30,000 winner on the street is Valerie Hilton, aged 72, who has lots of plans for her winnings.
She said: "I've got a son in Australia who I'll be able to visit again soon thanks to winning this money. My husband Derek needs a new mobility chair and my friend of fifty years, Kathleen McCoy, will be getting a share of this win too."
The third winner on Highcliffe Road is 50-year-old Carol Cross, who was equally delighted with her £30,000 win.
People's Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt, added: "Playing People's Postcode Lottery helps so many charities, which is a great reason to play, and of course you could win. With prizes every day we could be visiting your postcode very soon."
More than £168.4 million to date has been raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery for more than 2,800 good causes across Great Britain and internationally.
A project near Tamworth that has received support from players is Heart of Tamworth Community Project, which was awarded £20,000 in 2015 to help tackle health inequalities in the area.
For more information on People's Postcode Lottery, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk or to watch the winners' reactions check out Facebook and Twitter.