North East postcodes in top 10 'luckiest locations for major National Lottery wins'

Two North East postcodes are in the top 10 'luckiest locations for major National Lottery wins, Camelot has revealed.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 12:36 pm
Cleveland's and Newcastle's postcodes are in the top 10 luckiest locations

Both TS (Cleveland) and NE (Newcastle Upon Tyne) feature in the top 10, with the TS postcode just behind Essex postcode RM as the luckiest in the country.

The RM postcode, which includes Romford, Dagenham, Hornchurch, Grays and Purfleet, has had more winners of £50,000 prizes or higher than anywhere else.

The prize-winning statistics have also been split by date to reveal that the TR (Truro) postcode in Cornwall has had more big winners per head over the past two years.

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It is followed by the Scottish pair of PA (Paisley) and KA (Kilmarnock).

LE (Leicester) has had the most major prize winners at 63 - more than one a fortnight - over the past two years, but G (Glasgow) has seen 21 new millionaires over the same time.

The huge B (Birmingham) postcode remains the location of the most winners of £50,000 or more since the National Lottery began, at 1,180, and accounts for 127 of the 4,250 millionaires created so far.

The National Lottery's senior winners' advisor, Andy Carter, said: "The stats reveal National Lottery luck is all over the country with numerous big winners and millionaires in every single postcode area."

The top 10 overall luckiest locations per head of population are:

1) RM - Romford

2) TS - Cleveland

3) WA - Warrington

4) L - Liverpool

5) IG - Ilford

6) ME - Medway

7) NP - Newport

8) NE - Newcastle Upon Tyne

9) WN - Wigan

10) HA - Harrow