THREE Baildon residents had a even more reason to celebrate yesterday after winning big on the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The households, in Langley Lane, Baildon, each won £50,000, and found out how much they’d won in a video call with Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt.

One of the winners was financial advisor Graham Dudley, 58, who was very emotional when he found out he’d won £50,000.

He said: “No way! Oh my goodness. That is amazing. I’m just overwhelmed.

“It means an awful lot as I have the most loving family you could ever ask for. My three sons are wonderful. They come first. Whatever I can do to help my family. My mum and dad too. They’ll all come first, I’m last on the list.

“With the year it’s been so far I can honestly say the first thing will be a magnificent family holiday next year with my wife and sons if it can be done.

“A few years ago, we were lucky enough to go to Disney in America and I’d love to go with more of the family if possible.

“I have the most lovely family and we’re all very close. There will be a few celebrations when it’s allowed!

“My phone is very out of date, so I can finally get a new phone. I might even treat myself to a new watch!

“I’m emotional and absolutely chuffed to bits! I wish you were all here now so I could put the kettle on and we could have a brew together.”

The other winners in BD17 6TD who won have chosen to remain anonymous. They won the £50,000 as part of the People’s Postcode Lottery special Christmas campaign, where one postcode wins £50,000 every day.

Judie McCourt said: “It was lovely to speak with Graham and virtually reveal his cheque.

“It sounds like he has a lucky family who he will be spoiling. Congratulations to our other winners in Baildon too!”

At least 32 per cent of ticket sales from the People’s Postcode Lottery goes directly to charities, and players have helped raise more than £600 million to date for thousands of good causes.

This draw was promoted by the nature charity Woodland Trust, which has received more than £15.7m in funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.