HAMPSHIRE residents woke up to the news that they were £1,000 richer, after winning the Postcode Lottery.

Seven Eastleigh neighbours were announced to be the Daily Prize winners with People's Postcode Lottery on Wednesday March 25.

The postcode of SO50 7DQ was the winner, granting the seven lucky winners, £1,000 each.

Offering her congratulations, People's Postcode Lottery Ambassador, Judie McCourt said: "Congratulations to our winners! I’m so happy for them and I hope they enjoy their winnings."

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales for the lottery goes directly to charities and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery have raised over £500 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

This draw was promoted by the Wildlife Trusts which have received over £12.6 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The Wildlife Trusts look after more than 2,300 nature reserves and operate more than 100 visitor and education centres across the country. The Trusts work to make life better for wildlife, people and future generations.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players’ support, and local charities can next apply for funding in August.