Two lucky Bolton residents are celebrating today after winning £1,000 each in the Postcode Lottery.

The two residents, who live in Overdene Close, Lostock, were announced as the winners today when BL6 4DY was declared the Daily Prize winner with the People's Postcode Lottery.

Postcode Lottery ambassador, Judie McCourt sent her congratulations to the winners, saying: "Congratulations to our winners! I’m thrilled for them and I hope they have fun spending their winnings."

32 per cent of ticket sales go directly to charity and overall players of the Postcode Lottery have raised over £600 million to date for thousands of good causes.

This draw, which was won by the lucky Lostock pair, was promoted on behalf of Friends of the Earth which has received £9.1 million in funding from the lottery.

The charity defends wildlife and natural habitats works to secure safer food and water and champions the move to clean energy.

Local charities close to the winners also benefit from this, and they can apply for funding from the Postcode Lottery next year.

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