Ilkeston neighbours earn New Year's Eve windfall

People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson.
People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson.

Four people in Ilkeston had an extra reason to celebrate the new year after picking up £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The Field Road neighbours netted the windfall when DE7 5RL was announced as a daily prize winner with the People’s Postcode Lottery on New Year’s Eve.

Singer and entertainer Danyl Johnson, an ambassador for the lottery, said: “What a fantastic way to start 2020. I hope our Ilkeston winners went out to celebrate.”

Players of the People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for charities through ticket sales over the years.

The New Year’s Eve draw was promoted by Save The Children, which has received more than £8.2 million.​​​​​​​