ALMOST 700 people from Reading will be celebrating after sharing a £3 MILLION prize pot.

Their postcode - RG2 8 - was announced as the winner of People’s Postcode Lottery's monthly Postcode Millions prize, meaning 697 locals will receive a share.

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Those playing in the full winning postcode, RG2 8NZ, netted the largest share of the £3 million.

Two neighbours each received a cheque for £199,727 and a third winner was doubly lucky as they play with two tickets, meaning they received a cheque for £399,454.

The lucky residents found out about their wins on video calls with People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Jeff Brazier.

Zoe Glancy, 31, was joined by husband Russell, 30, to find out she had won an amazing £399,454 thanks to her two tickets.

Zoe said: “I can’t believe this!

"Things like this don’t happen to people like us.

"We’re grafters and have always worked hard for everything we have so to win this kind of money is just unbelievable.”

Zoe, who works alongside Russell in his construction business, is also mum to Keira, six, Jacob, four and Henry, one, and plans to spoil her whole family with this win.

"We’ll obviously treat the kids just now but it’s also really important for us to be able to put some money away for their future," said Zoe.

"This money means we’ll be able to give them such a great start."

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Next up to receive their cheque was teacher Amy Ellis, 32, who was accepting the cheque on behalf of her husband Daniel, 38 - a senior nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Amy was at home with her eight-month-old daughter Mia when Jeff gave her a call to tell her that Daniel had won £199,727.

Amy said: “This is just amazing! I can’t believe we’ve won this amount of money - I wish I had someone to hug right now.”

Amy was accepting on behalf of her husband who was at work and wasn’t expecting to be able to tell him about the win until later that day but was surprised when he managed to join the call and was able to share the news with him right away.

Daniel said: “Oh my gosh this is just fantastic. We never expected to win this amount of money.

“It’s Amy’s birthday today and we’d planned to have a small celebration tonight but now we’ve got even more of a reason to be celebrating.

“We’ll definitely have a big party when we’re able to see everyone again and my parents live in Spain so we’re desperate to get over to Alicante to see them.”

The third winner, who also won £199,727, chose to remain anonymous.

The other 694 winners from Reading received cheques ranging from £2,771 up to £11,084, depending on how many tickets they play with.

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £10 a month and there are guaranteed winners every day.

Ambassador Jeff Brazier said: “Congratulations to Zoe and Daniel, and to all the other winners in Reading!

“I would have loved to have been able to present our winners with their cheques in person, but it was so great to meet them virtually and it sounds like they’ve all got exciting plans for their winnings.

“I hope all of our winners have the chance to celebrate this weekend and share the news with their family and friends.

“It’s such a shame that we’re not able to meet all our Postcode Millions winners at the moment but we’d still love to hear from them. When you receive your cheque, share a picture with us on social media and let us know how you’re going to spend the money!”

With a minimum of 32 per cent from each ticket going to charity, players have raised more than £500million for thousands of charities and good causes.

This month’s Postcode Millions draw was held on behalf of Postcode Innovation Trust, which supports charities who wish to deliver innovative, impactful and engaging projects across Britain.

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