Neighbours win £30,000 each after Colchester street drawn in People’s Postcode Lottery

Philip Gunton (left) accepting his cheque for £30,000 from Jeff Brazier of the People's Postcode Lot

Philip Gunton (left) accepting his cheque for £30,000 from Jeff Brazier of the People's Postcode Lottery. Picture: PHILIP REESON - Credit: Archant

A trio of lucky Colchester neighbours are celebrating after scooping £30,000 each in the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The postcode CO3 9AF – the code for Halstead Road – was picked in Saturday’s draw, with three winners each taking a share of the prize.

Among them was shop-owner Philip Gunton, 49, who is planning a treat for the family with his winnings.

“My daughters are 10 and five so I think a trip to Disneyland will be on the cards as a special treat,” he said.

“They’re the perfect age for it at the moment.

“After that I’ll need to have a think – it will probably go on something sensible!”

The two other winners were not at home to receive their cheques.

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