Good news for PE postcodes! We are in top four areas in Britain to win the National Lottery
- Credit: Archant
The PE postcode area has been revealed as in the luckiest areas in the country with 83 millionaire winners since the National Lottery launched in 1994.
The area ranks 4th in Britain for lottery winners with 17 residents in the PE area celebrating newfound millionaire status in the last two years.
In addition, 33 ticket holders in the PE postcode have scooped £50,000 or more since 2015.
Recent winners include Whittlesey dad and daughter syndicate Derek and Lorraine Daniels, who scooped £729,026 in 2016, Lisa and Gerry Cannings who won a £32.5m Lotto jackpot and Murray Bowring who enjoyed his own 80,000 scratch card win.
Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said, “The PE postcode has certainly recorded a bumper couple of years, long may that run of luck continue.
“We’ve been delighted to welcome these lucky PE ticket holders to the ever-expanding lottery winners club and there’s always room for more!
“The National Lottery makes, on average, a new millionaire every day meaning there are big winners in every corner of the country.
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“We are always ready to help celebrate and have plenty of champagne on ice.”
Since the launch of The National Lottery, 83 millionaires have been made in the PE area.
In addition, 510 players in the area have banked a top tier prize of at least £50,000.
Mr Carter said it isn’t just individuals winning big, the entire community benefits from the money raised by The National Lottery.
“Since the launch of The National Lottery in 1994, 841 grants worth £65,079,149 were distributed enabling projects such as Railworld to create a pedestrian and cycling path linking the group’s site and riverside area in Peterborough.
Each National Lottery player helps to raise over £30m every week for Good Causes.
This helps fund small projects in every local community as well as national projects such as our Olympians and Paralympians.