A GROUP of lucky neighbours have bagged £3,000 in the daily draw of the People's Postcode Lottery.

The trio, from Kerans Drive, Westhoughton netted the prize when BL5 3TU was announced as today's winner (Friday, January 17).

The money will be shared equally, with each household getting a £1,000 prize.

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt sent her well-wishes to the winners.

She said: “What a way to start the weekend. Congratulation to our winners, I think they will be celebrating tonight."

A minimum of 32 percent of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of lottery have raised over £500 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and overseas.

Today's draw was promoted by Maggie’s, a charity which supports cancer sufferers and has received over £14.2 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Maggie's runs a network of cancer support centres nationwide and offers services to anyone affected by cancer.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players’ support, and the next opportunity local charities will have to apply for funding will be 21st January.

For more information on People’s Postcode Lottery, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk or Facebook and Twitter.