A Lottery winner told how he planned to hand in his notice after winning a massive £150,000 playing People's Postcode Lottery.

Lucky Nigel was among ten winners who won £150,000 each after their Blackburn postcode BB2 4FW was picked as a big winner last Christmas.

Speaking after his huge win was revealed, Nigel told said he planned to immediately retire and begin enjoying his fortune.

Smiling from ear-to-ear, he said: "I'm going to go into work on Monday and tell them I'm leaving.

"I've worked in the same place for over 10 years and they're a great company but I'm ready for retirement!"

Instead of going to work, Nigel was already planning a luxury holiday with his winnings.

He added: "My wife Catherine and I will need to sit down and have a good chat. She's always dreamed of a trip on the Orient Express, so we might actually do that."

Another winner, Elsie (below), told how she recently lost her beloved husband but that the windfall had helped cheer her up no end.

She said: "I know my husband James is looking down on me. I'll definitely be treating my daughters and granddaughters."

There were a further 1,691 players in the postcode sector BB2 4 who won a share of the total prize pot of £3million. Their winnings ranged from £776 to £4,656 depending on the number of tickets they played with.

People's Postcode Lottery presenter Judie McCourt was knocking on doors and handing out cheques. She said: "Congratulations to all of our winners in Blackburn! It was so lovely to meet some of them today and it sounds like there are some exciting plans coming up."

People’s Postcode Lotterycosts £10 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

A minimum of 33% from each ticket goes to charity and players have raised more than £750million for over 9,000 charities and good causes since 2005.

This draw was promoted on behalf of Postcode Dream Trust, which will provide funding to charities helping society recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

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