Neighbours celebrate postcode jackpot joy

Mari and Robert Place, from Peterlee, collecting a �400,000 Postcode Lottery cheque on behalf of their son.
Mari and Robert Place, from Peterlee, collecting a �400,000 Postcode Lottery cheque on behalf of their son.
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NEIGHBOURS celebrated scooping their share of a lottery jackpot.

A bumper prize of £2million was divided between residents of the SR8 3UU postcode.

One lucky player, from Little Thorpe, near Peterlee, scooped the lion’s share when he netted £400,000. The unnamed man, who was unable to attend a celebration event for winners, invited his parents, Mari and Robert Place, to collect the cheque.

Dad Robert said: “I know we’re biased, but we couldn’t think of a more deserving winner. We’re not players ourselves but we’re going home now to sign up, particularly after learning more about the local projects and charities that receive support. ”