FIVE lucky residents are celebrating after scooping £1,000 each in Wednesday's People's Postcode Lottery.

The winners, who live in Maldon Road, Goldhanger, netted the cash after their CM9 8BD postcode came up.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Danyl Johnson said: “Congratulations to our winners. What a great surprise for them – I’m sure this news has made their day!”

About a third of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £500 million for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

The draw was promoted by Girlguiding which has received over £5.2 million in funding.