Two lucky players from Northwich have scooped the lion’s share of a £3million People’s Postcode Lottery prize pot walking away with cheques for £400,000 each.

Caroline Askew and Kim Harding’s postcode beginning CW8 1 was the winning sector in People’s Postcode Lottery’s January Postcode Millions.

The winning postcode of CW8 1SG was revealed on Saturday, January 30 at a special cheque presentation held at the Mere Golf Resort and Spa.

The event saw 185 residents in the winning postcode sector share a £3 million prize pot, with prizes ranging from £11,000 - £400,000.

Caroline, 42, attended the celebration with her husband Donald, 52.

Caroline, a teaching assistant at Hartford High School said “This is just amazing, this has completely secured our future.

“This means my husband Donald can now retire, we can pay off the mortgage and I would really like a new dog!”

Caroline Askew who won £400,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery Millions

IT Consultant Donald has got his eyes on an Aston Martin but the couple are definitely planning to spoil their two children Will, 15, and Abbie, 14.

“Our children are dying to go to America on holiday so a trip to Florida and California is on the cards,” said Donald.

Next up to collect her cheque was computer science teacher Kim Harding, 51, who attended the celebration with her husband Mervyn, 55.

Kim said; “It’s my son Sam’s birthday tomorrow, we’ll definitely be able to celebrate his birthday in style.”

Kim continued “We’ve got a holiday booked to Canada in July to visit my sister Tracy who I’ve just woken up at 2.30am to tell her about my win, but I think I’ll need to book another holiday for the Easter break now.”

Kim Harding and Caroline Askew who both won £400,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery Millions

People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt said: “This is the first time we’ve ever been to Northwich for a Postcode Millions and it has been an absolutely brilliant day! We have loved seeing the reactions of all the excited winners and I hope they enjoy treating themselves. Congratulations to all the winners.”

More than £99.6 million has been awarded to charities and good causes from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Anumber of supported charities were in attendance at the presentation event including Royal Voluntary Service, Girlguiding, Riding for the Disabled Association, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Missing People and Canal & River Trust.