A NORTH-EAST resident is celebrating after bagging a £30,000 cash prize from the People's Postcode Lottery at the weekend.

The resident, who has asked to remained anonymous, won the staggering cash prize as Samaria Gardens in Middlesbrough was selected in the lottery's latest draw on Sunday.

The Northern Echo:

Congratulating the Teesside winner, People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Daryl Johnson said the win had came just in time for the year's busiest shopping season.

He said: "A huge congratulations to our Middlesbrough winner today.

"They weren’t available to receive their cheque in person, but I imagine they were chuffed when they found out the news.

"It’s a handy time for a win with Christmas just around the corner - hopefully they treat themselves to something nice in the Black Friday sales.

"Next month we’ll be handing out £30k cheques in a different postcode every single day, so we may be back very soon."

Last month, the People's Postcode Lottery came knocking on the doors of residents in Darlington's Foxglove Close.

Four unsuspecting residents were handed cheques worth £30,000 each.