EVERYONE dreams of a lottery win, but have you ever wondered who ends up with the cash?

We've covered numerous stories of streets and neighbours who have scooped prizes on the People's Postcode Lottery; some life-changing and others less so.

The lottery - which is different to the National Lottery in that it operates by people's postcodes and makes all the locations of winning areas public - is played every week by thousands of people across the UK.

It also gives a minimum of 32 per cent from each subscription directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

And with prizes handed out each week, as well as a monthly 'posctode millions' draw, we've looked into the data to compile a list of every postcode in Oxfordshire that has bagged a large prize in the last 12 months. 

Since this time last year, 151 postcodes have won a cash prize of £1,000 or over - with £942,530 won in total.

So where at the lucky streets?

Scroll around this map to find out.

Any big wins in Oxfordshire?

Didcot has had the most notable wins in recent memory.

From this map, the biggest win was the area around Mereland Road scooped £11,000 in August 2018.

But it was back in 2017 that Didcot won big, with the area OX11 8 sharing the £3million monthly prize plot in September that year. 

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Banbury Cake: Peoples Postcode Lottery winners from postcode OX11 8 receiving their winner's cheques. Picture:Darren Casey / DCimaging

The 405 winning residents took home between £5,800 and £23,200 with one winner taking the jackpot of £267,642.

More recently, Harwell residents got £9,000 last July and players in Sutton Courtenay won the same three months earlier.

How does it work?

People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes and winning postcodes are announced every day.

Only playing postcodes are entered into our draws, so all prizes must be won.

It costs £10 to be entered into all of the draws, paid monthly in advance.

Weekly prizes include £1,000 for every player whose postcode is drawn as one of 20.

And each month, the monthly Postcode Millions prize draw sees a postcode sector all win a share of £3 million.