The weekend is off to a winning start for four people living near Helston who have landed themselves a windfall of £1,000 each thanks to their lucky postcode.

The neighbours from Breage picked up the cash prize when TR13 9PZ was announced as a People’s Postcode Lottery Daily Prize winner today.

Matt Johnson, an ambassador for the subscription lottery, said: "A huge congratulations to our winners in Helston today – what a way to kick start the weekend.

"I’m sure the windfall will help lift their spirits and I hope they can treat themselves to something special.”

The People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month and sees players sign up through their postcode.

There are daily £1,000 draws for every ticket in 20 postcode areas, as well as £30,000 draws on Saturdays and Sundays for every ticket in one winning postcode, a monthly draw for £3 million to be shared by winners in one winning postcode.

The more people with the same postcode who sign up, the more chance there is of winning.

A minimum of 32 per cent of ticket sales goes directly to charities, with players raising more than £500 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

This draw was promoted by Amnesty International UK, which has received more than £8.1 million in funding.

Local good causes close to the winners can also benefit from players’ support, with the next opportunity for local charities to apply for funding raised by players coming up in August.