Two Saltcoats residents are today celebrating sharing an astonishing £1million People’s Postcode Lottery prize.

One resident of the town's Kemp Court has won £750,000 thanks to playing with three winning tickets – and their neighbour also bagged £250,000.

And their huge win – part of the Postcode Lottery's Millionaire Street draw – has led to big cash boosts of up to £50,000 for local charities.

The two Kemp Court winners - who have chosen to stay anonymous - scored the bumper wins after their postcode, KA21 6JA, was announced as the winner today (Saturday, January 27).

They landed the weekly Millionaire Street prize, with each winning ticket worth a whopping £250,000.

As part of the prize, local charities have been awarded huge cash sums too.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: TACT find out about their £50k awardTACT find out about their £50k award (Image: People's Postcode Lottery)

The Ayrshire Community Trust (TACT) has been awarded £50,000. TACT promotes community action by delivering programmes and projects that make a difference to people's lives.

Church of the Nazarene (Trussel Trust Foodbank) will get £50,000. A project of the Ardrossan Church of the Nazarene and part of The Trussell Trust’s network of foodbanks, they provide emergency food and support.

Input SCIO will receive £40,000. It is a work preparation charity for people with additional educational needs. Donated computers are recycled by their trainees, and they also offer advice and repairs to the local community. 

The Breastfeeding Network gets £25,000. Their mission is to offer independent advice and information to mums, parents, and families to help build awareness of breastfeeding. They provide peer support sessions throughout Ayrshire with trained volunteers. 

Ayrshire Children’s Services CIC will receive £25,000. They provide support services for children and young people with additional learning needs, as well as respite for their families. This includes the Ko-Nekt community centres delivering activities and peer experiences. 

And North Ayrshire Forum on Disability will receive £20,000. They support people with disabilities and their carers. They also provide services including mental health support and disability health checks. 

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: TACT got £50k from Millionaire Street

Agnes Smith, TACT board member and director, said: "The funding we've been awarded from the Postcode Community Trust is a dream come true for us – we now have an opportunity to rapidly expand new and existing initiatives such as our latest exciting project - the Kindness Krew!"

Born out of the needs of local communities during the pandemic, the charity recently launched its brand-new 'Kindness Krew' project, which is aimed at promoting acts of kindness, reinvigorating community spirit within North Ayrshire and helping isolated people form new friendship circles.

Agnes added: "Volunteering is the 'golden thread' that runs through the heart of everything we do as an organisation 

"The funding we've received today will help us to continue to deliver successful projects and directly benefit the people who need support in North Ayrshire with on the ground community action."

All funding was awarded by Postcode Community Trust. 

People’s Postcode Lottery costs £12 a month to play and there are guaranteed winners every day. People play with their chosen postcode and are automatically entered into all draws.

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £1.2billion for thousands of charities and local good causes. 

Prizes include £1m shared in one postcode every Saturday and £30,000 for every ticket in one postcode on Sundays. A multi-million-pound prize is also shared in one postcode area each month. 

In February, players in one postcode will win an Unforgettable Year winning £12,000 each month for a year. 

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