Second place went to the TS area, representing the region including Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, with Warrington (WA) in Cheshire landing third. The only area outside of England in the top ten is Newport (NP) in Wales at number seven, but Paisley (PA) and Kilmarnock (KA) in Scotland are second and third respectively in terms of big winners per head over the past two years. Truro in Cornwall takes the crown in that list.
There is more joy north of the border when it comes to the postcode area that has created the most millionaires in the last 24 months, with 21 residents of Glasgow (G) boosting their bank accounts by seven or more figures. The area with the most winners of £50,000 or more during the same timeframe is Leicester (LE), proving it is not only the city’s football team that has enjoyed the rub of the green recently.
In reality, each EuroMillions line purchased has as much chance of winning tonight’s £23 million (€30 million) jackpot as any other, but the tills of lottery retailers across south Essex will surely be ringing loudly today as hopeful participants attempt to cash in on their area’s good luck. Whether the jackpot is won or not, there is guaranteed to be another UK millionaire created tonight courtesy of Millionaire Maker, the supplementary game into which players in the country are automatically entered when they play EuroMillions. Could that bounty be heading to Romford, Glasgow or Leicester? Will you win to help boost your postcode’s statistics? The only way to find out is to play.
For your chance to bank a life-changing fortune, you can buy EuroMillions tickets online or from shops in any of the nine participating countries and the winning numbers will appear on the EuroMillions Results page soon after the draws take place. Good luck!