Search

Romford is the UK’s luckiest town when it comes to winning the National Lottery

09:59 09 May 2013

National Lottery Senior Winners Advisor Andy Carter (L) presents the first National Lottery ceremonial flag to Councillor Robert Benham from the London Borough of Havering, 8th May 2013.

National Lottery Senior Winners Advisor Andy Carter (L) presents the first National Lottery ceremonial flag to Councillor Robert Benham from the London Borough of Havering, 8th May 2013.

Ady Kerry / Camelot

Romford is the UK’s lucky hot spot when it comes to winning the lottery.

Statistics from the National Lottery reveal that the RM postcode tops the UK ranking for the most lottery big prize winners per head of the population.

Andy Carter, the senior advisor for the National Lottery said: “It is great news for people that live in Romford. I think the last time we did the survey Romford was third so it means that more people have won in the last year.”

Since the lottery started 40 millionaires have been created in the RM postcode.A total of 317 people have bagged top tier prizes of at least £50,000.

To celebrate Romford’s top town status, the very first National Lottery ceremonial flag was awarded to Havering Council on Wednesday.

Andy said: “The flag will be flown in front of the top hall the mark the area’s triumph.

“It is a good boost for people, they might not have won the lottery but it makes them realise that it can happen.”

The statistics, which include both publicity and non-publicity winners, map out the UK’s lucky hot spots based on the number of major prizes over £50,000 since the lottery began in November 1994.

Sunderland came in second place for the luckiest national lottery post code followed by Newcastle in third place.

A spokesman for the National Lottery said: “We hope that the RM residents are proud to lay claim to the UK’s luckiest postcode.

“Romford is the first postcode to ever fly the National Lottery ceremonial flag, let’s hope it brings a further dose of luck for residents in the year to come.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:24
The building that will become Upminster Tap Room. Picture: Google Maps

Cask ale connoisseurs will be raising a glass after the borough’s first micropub was given the go ahead today.

Yesterday, 13:06
Recorder Hustings for Romford MP candidates at Havering College

In 20 days, polling centres will open their doors welcoming the country to cast its votes in what is looking to be the closest election in a generation.

Yesterday, 12:49
South Street in Romford.

A late night street brawl in Romford town centre resulted in one man suffering serious facial injuries.

Yesterday, 09:24
Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder