Luckiest places in UK for punters winning Lotto jackpots revealed – full list

Birmingham and Watford are the luckiest places in the UK for punters winning millions in Lotto jackpots, with UK's second city boasting hundreds of newly-made millionaires.

Of the 6,800 millionaires made since it launched in 1994, 205 are from the Birmingham area, streets ahead of the 174 from second-luckiest Belfast and 158 in third-placed Glasgow.

Watford has the highest number of lotto millionaires per head of adult population with one in 4,878 people enjoying seven-figure wins.

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Mum-of-two Celeste Coles, 69, from Birmingham, won £3,665,079.10 on July 12 last year, after buying a last-minute ticket.

The retired teacher, who was born in Barbados, got herself a ticket via The National Lottery App just moments before sales closed ahead of the draw.

She knew she was in for a "big win" when she realised she had matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star.

At a special event to toast Birmingham as the UK's luckiest city, she said: "It's been an amazing year, winning the lottery is truly life-changing.

"I have been able to treat my family and buy a holiday home in Spain which will mean we can all create more memorable moments together.

"Something which would never have happened without the win."

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Northerners appear to be luckier than southerners with fourth place Sheffield having 150 lotto millionaires.

Newcastle and Liverpool come in joint fifth place with 136 millionaires each, beating Manchester which has 133.

Cardiff is seventh with 126 while Peterborough came in eighth with 119.

Midlanders came joint ninth with Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham all with 102 big money winners.

Tenth in the lotto league table is Doncaster with 96 newly rich residents.

The south has enjoyed its own luck, with Guildford and South East London adding 20 new millionaires to their totals over the last three years.

Between last April and March this year, a whopping 383 millionaires were made – an average of more than one a day.

Figures reveal that millionaires made per head of adult population puts Watford, Motherwell and Romford joint first with one mega lotto winner for less than 5,000 adults.


  1. Birmingham – 205
  2. Belfast – 174
  3. Glasgow – 158
  4. Sheffield – 150
  5. Liverpool, Newcastle – 136
  6. Manchester – 133
  7. Cardiff – 126
  8. Peterborough – 119
  9. Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham – 102
  10. Doncaster – 96

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