A number of postcodes in the North East have won thousands of pounds in the postcode lottery over the last week (from June 3 to June 9). One lucky postcode even won £250,000 per ticket - check to see if it was you!

Areas of the North East and North Yorkshire, including York, Stockton and Scarborough, have also been selected for the £1,000 jackpot.

The People’s Postcode Lottery is a subscription lottery that aims to raise money for charities while bringing cash prizes to homes across the UK.

This week's winning postcodes are: 

  • TS19 0QU - Stockton-on-Tees, £1,000 a ticket.
  • YO31 7PQ - York, £1,000 a ticket.
  • YO11 1PN - Scarborough, £1,000 a ticket.
  • DH2 2XP - Chester-le-Street, £250,000 a ticket. 

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An adoring husband from County Durham netted his wife half a million pounds this week after buying two winning People’s Postcode Lottery tickets – in her name.

Stunned Alison Bewick, 57, won £500,000 thanks to hubby Gary, 61, signing up their postcode.

And the mum-of-two, of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, wept when her two prize cheques were revealed.

The couple have said that this money will change their lives, and help them support their sons Russell and Brendan.

Read the full story here. 

The People’s Postcode Lottery costs £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 per cent of each ticket goes to charity and players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes since 2005.