A couple of Chester-le-Street won more than £1m on the Lottery.
David Younger and wife Elizabeth won £1,514,204 share of the jackpot using the numbers David had been using since he started playing 20 years ago.
The winning ticket was bought from Costcutter in Garden Farm, Chester-le-Street. The winning numbers (from Wednesday December 4) were 6, 12, 16, 18, 21, 29 and the bonus ball was 26.
There is disruption on Cross Country trains between Newcastle and Durham due to a person hit by a train in the Chester-le-Street area.
It is also affecting East Coast Trains and First Transpennine Express.
England's women beat Australia by seven wickets in their final international T20 match in Durham, to round off a victorious Ashes series.
The England side had already secured a series win before they travelled to the North East, so collected their Ashes trophy after the game at the Durham Emirates ICG.
The England and Australia teams have arrived in Durham ahead of the Women's Ashes.
The home team regained the trophy after beating Australia by five wickets in their second Twenty20 match.
England are leading the series 10-4 ahead of the final Twenty20 game at Durham tomorrow. (Saturday)
The format of the women's Ashes series is different to the men's series, which was won in Durham this month.
It started badly for England in 2013, but the team revived and won the series with one match in hand in Southampton yesterday. The final Twenty20 will be played in Chester-le-Street tomorrow.
- Test match: DRAW
- 1st One Day International: AUS WON by 27 runs
- 2nd One Day International: ENG WON by 51 runs
- 3rd One Day International: *ENG WON *by 5 wickets
- 1st T20: ENG WON by 15 runs
- 2nd T20: ENG WON (to regain Ashes) by 5 wickets
- 3rd T20: *31 Aug, Chester-le-Street *
England's women cricketers are arriving in the North East ahead of tomorrow's final Ashes match at Chester-le-Street.
The team, led by Charlotte Edwards, won the series and regained the Ashes yesterday in Southampton. They will play the final Twenty20 match tomorrow at the Durham Emirates ICG in a double-header with the men's team, who take on Australia in their own Twenty20 in the afternoon.
The Durham Visually Impaired cricket team will appear at lunch during the Ashes test in Chester-le-Street today.
Player Jonathan Wilkinson, said: "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which I wasn't expecting. The fact the Ashes is here is a good thing for Chester-le-Street.
"We're wanting more players and this should help spread the word in one go."
The Australia and England cricket teams have arrived in Chester-le-Street ahead of the fourth Ashes Test - but before they had even settled in, the Australian media accused both teams of cheating. Officials are expected in Durham to investigate.
Dan Ashby reports.
England have retained the Ashes but the question is, can they win the series outright when it comes to Chester-le-Street on Friday?
Ashes players and coaches, past and present, were at a special dinner in Gateshead, where Steve Harmison spoke to our correspondent Dan Ashby.