VILLAGERS in Atherington have hit the lottery jackpot by winning a television cash prize to finish a community playing field project that has been 40 years in the making. The villages Pavillion Project went head-to-head with Sedgemoors Citizens Advice Bureau as part of this years Peoples Millions competition. Delighted residents discovered theyd won £26,000 of Big Lottery funding live on ITV Westcountry on Wednesday night. We are so thrilled to have won, said Atherington Childrens Playing Field Committee member Jenny Boyce. The money means we can now get to work finishing the pavilion in time for next September. The roof is going on next week and once that is done, well be able to furnish, decorate and equip the building with toilets, central heating, flooring and kitchen, as well as indoor games equipment, tables and chairs. Viewers were asked to phone in and vote for the project theyd like to see win the money. So many people have worked so hard on this project and so many people have supported us in the surrounding area, added Jenny. Wed like to thank everyone who voted for us we couldnt have done it without you.