Thursday, August 24, 2017
Want to win the lottery? Move to a SW postcode

Want to win the lottery? Move to a SW postcode


The South-west London (SW) postcode remains officially one of the luckiest in the country – and the luckiest in the capital. London’s SW district is ninth in the country for lottery millionaires in the past five years.  Since 2012, 30 players in the postcode region have become millionaires, or even multimillionaires.

The postcode has also welcomed 71 top prize winners to the lucky ranks since 2012, putting the London postcode in the top 30 (29th) for prizes of £50,000 or more. Since the launch of The National Lottery, a stunning 60 millionaires have been made in SW – more than two a year.  In addition, 407 players sporting the SW postcode have banked a top tier prize of at least £50,000.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “The SW postcode has certainly recorded a bumper few years – long may that run of luck continue. “We’ve been delighted to welcome these lucky London ticketholders 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. We are always ready to help celebrate and have plenty of champagne on ice.”

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, 1,519 grants worth £115,715,931 have been distributed to National Lottery-funded projects in Wandsworth, enabling projects such as allowing Sentalk to run a parent-child sensory project for families of children on the Autistic spectrum and Battersea Arts Centre to deliver a project which will develop the skills, confidence and professional networks of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Assistant Editor | Shuz Azam has been a journalist for more than 20 years and although he trained in Shropshire at the Shropshire Star where he later worked as a reporter his first job in London was working on the Mercury in Deptford. He later moved to the sister paper the South London Press working as reporter, sub editor, production editor and deputy editor. He has also worked in West London as editor of the Ealing Gazette and content manager of Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer and Bucks Examiner and Advertiser. Today he is assistant editor of the South London Press and works for all our titles.


Want to win the lottery? Move to a SW postcode