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Lucky Lottery Postcodes

Lucky Lottery Postcodes

National Lottery organisers in the UK have revealed the ten luckiest areas to live in as far as major lottery wins are concerned. Areas have been analysed by postcode to determine how many entries in each area win major prizes, compared with the adult player population of that same area. This approach provides a fair method of comparing different areas despite the fact that some postcodes obviously have much bigger populations than others. Nationally, 1 in 7,366 of the player population in the UK has won a share of a lottery jackpot, so how did the top ten postcodes perform against that benchmark?

The Ilford (IG) postcode area came out as the luckiest place to live overall, with 1 in 6,722 of the player population scoring a major prize. Newcastle Upon Tyne (NE) was a close second (1 in 6,884), followed by Medway Towns (ME) in third (1 in 6,972). Details of all postcodes in the top ten are as follows:

RANK

POSTCODE AREA

MAJOR WIN STATS

1

ILFORD (IG)

1 in 6,722

2

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE (NE)

1 in 6,884

3

MEDWAY TOWNS (ME)

1 in 6,972

4

ROMFORD (RM)

1 in 6,998

5

TEESSIDE (TS)

1 in 7,026

6

PERTH (PH)

1 in 7,049

7

DARTFORD (DA)

1 in 7,225

8

SUNDERLAND (SR)

1 in 7,231

9

BROMLEY (BR)

1 in 7,453

10

DONCASTER (DN)

1 in 7,532

We must point out that whether you play offline or you buy lottery tickets online, every ticket purchased in any area of the country has exactly the same chance of winning. With any endeavour that involves a lot of transactions, statistical deviations are bound to crop up, and the ‘top ten postcodes’ report simply highlights some of that expected deviation in an interesting way.

If you are fortunate enough to live in one of these ‘top ten’ postcode areas then you are probably entitled to feel inspired to renew your lottery-winning efforts, but for those of you who don’t live in a top ten postcode, these statistics don’t warrant your moving home by any means! Play for the £2.5 million Lotto jackpot this Wednesday 27 January or for the £25 million EuroMillions jackpot on Friday 29 January and if you get lucky we don’t think you’ll be too bothered about what postcode area you live in!
 

Tuesday 26th January 2010


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