An archbishop has won the postcode lottery and is using the money to go on holiday – to Las Vegas.

Jerome Lloyd, the titular Archbishop of Selsey, was one of several winners, pocketing £266,666.

Now Jerome, who celebrates his 47th birthday next week, plans to spend the money on a “once in a lifetime” trip across the pond.

The archbishop said: “This feels incredible. I’m completely shocked, it’s just absolutely amazing.

“At Christmas my friends and I were chatting about how amazing it would be to visit Las Vegas and now I can make that dream a reality.

“I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon and see some of the amazing shows on the Vegas Strip.

"We also fancied New Orleans so we might tag that on too.”

Jerome added that he would also use the money to buy a new car and get driving lessons. He will also donate money to a church in the Philippines.

The postcode lottery win comes as entrants in Roundhill Crescent, Brighton, took home a total of more than £1.5 million.

The BN2 3 area benefited from a total of £3.2 million in winnings. One winner took home £533,332 thanks to playing with two tickets.

Other big winners include Karin Hranicka, a TV extra who has played roles in Netflix’s The Crown and EastEnders.

She also won £266,666.

Karin, 40, said: “This is just unbelievable. It’s life-changing. My friend told me to sign up about three years ago and I did after seeing all the charities that are supported.

It’s amazing seeing that my neighbours have won as well.

The Argus: Jerome, left, and Karin, right, celebrating their winningsJerome, left, and Karin, right, celebrating their winnings (Image: Postcode Lottery)

“I’ve worked hard all my life, sometimes working two or three jobs, so now with this money I can do what I want, it just makes life that little bit easier.”

As well as individual winners, some of the money raised from the lottery’s ticket sales will go to charities in the area.

Brighton and Hove Food Partnership received £2,000 to transform an unused space at Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens into a community outdoor kitchen.