TEN people in Somerset - including a care worker - won a share of £650,000 on Christmas Day (Friday, December 25).

Eight neighbours in Street won £50,000 each, one neighbour won £100,000 and another - who had three tickets - won £150,000.

Care worker Jane Cuddy, 52, received a £50,000 cheque.

“That’s amazing, thank you so much," she said.

"I’ve had a couple of years where I’ve had a pretty rough time so this means everything.

"I’d have been chuffed with £1,000.

“I feel like I’m in a bit of a dream at the moment because good things don’t always happen to me but they do today.”

Ms Cuddy, who has five children and seven grandchildren, said the win was "a brilliant Christmas present".

Somerset County Gazette: Care worker, Jane Cuddy, who won £50,000Care worker, Jane Cuddy, who won £50,000

“Everybody has had a pretty tough year so this amazing," she added.

"I’m overwhelmed.

"Two of my daughters are here and they’re all in tears.

"We’ve got some bucks fizz to celebrate!

"I want a little log cabin at the bottom of the garden.

"I like to do reiki so I’d like to go down there and have a bit of relaxation and do my reiki – channel all the good energy in and get rid of the bad.

“This is just the pot of gold at the end of the tunnel.”

The neighbours won the prize as part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s special Christmas campaign, where one postcode is announced as a £50,000 prize winner every day.

All the players in the postcode win £50,000 for every ticket they hold.

People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson said: "It was my pleasure to meet Jane and hand over a special Christmas present in the form of a lovely big cheque.

"I’m sure our other lucky winners in Street will be just as delighted as she is.”

This draw was promoted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which has received over £3.3 million in funding thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Somerset charities close to the winners have also been supported by players, including Yeovil Rivers Community Trust.

Earlier in 2020, the trust was awarded £6,000 to increase biodiversity as part of the Dodham Brook restoration at Yeovil Country Park.