A LUCKY £30,000 lotto winner from Greenock is starring on screen in a special Christmas advert.

Letitia Appleton, who won the People's Postcode Lottery top prize in April this year with neighbour Janice Ward, features in a new video produced by charity Children 1st to thank players for their support.

It is one of the good causes supported by the lottery through people playing the game.

The charity recruited festive helpers, Patrick Bradley, nine, and brother Nathan, five, to deliver Letitia, 47, another doorstep surprise as they recreated a scene from hit Christmas film Love Actually.

In a nod to the 2003 flick, the boys greeted Letitia, from Glencairn Road, with some note cards to thank her and all the People's Postcode Lottery players for their valuable support this year.

Eight months earlier it was TV presenter Jeff Brazier who arrived unannounced to hand over a cheque for £30k.

Letitia said: "I'm getting used to people knocking on my door with good news! "Winning People's Postcode Lottery was an amazing experience when Jeff delivered a cheque to my door, but it's nice to know that playing the lottery can also have a massive impact on charities like Children 1st.

"Patrick and Nathan really have put a smile on my face this Christmas. "It's a lovely message and I really appreciate it."

Thanks to the players of People's Postcode Lottery across Scotland, Children 1st has been able to provide life changing support to more than 8,200 children and families, and over 2,100 parents were also helped through the charity's support service Parentline.

The charity aims to prevent child abuse and neglect, keep young people safe in their families and communities and to help youngsters and adults recover from the impact of childhood adversity and trauma.

It has an army of 450 volunteers who have clocked up more than 11,567 hours of support and raised over £123,000 in the last year.

The People's Postcode Lottery has backed the charity for the last 10 years with more than £5.4million donated during that time and £700,000 earmarked for 2019.

To watch the video, visit www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk