Lottery luck shines on Sheffield’s postcodes

08/05/2013''Picture shows Barbara Clack, pervious winners of the National lottery from South Yorkshire''rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather
08/05/2013''Picture shows Barbara Clack, pervious winners of the National lottery from South Yorkshire''rossparry.co.uk / Chris Fairweather
0
Have your say

The Steel City should be renamed Lucky City after the National Lottery revealed Sheffield boasts the third highest number of big winners across the UK.

Exclusive statistics reveal Sheffield’s S postcode is one of the luckiest places to live, with the city boasting the third highest number of £50,000- plus winning tickets across the country.

A staggering 668 Sheffielders have won prizes of over £50,000 since the lottery began, including 67 city folk who have become instant millionaires.

Only this week a syndicate of three from Sheffield scooped £77,929 in the Lotto 5 Plus Bonus jackpot draw.

Other winners from Sheffield include Barbara Clack who won £100,000 on Lotto in 2011, and Ray and Barbara Wragg who won £7.6 million on the Lotto in 2000 - and have helped countless charities since.

Barbara Clack said: “It doesn’t surprise me that Sheffield is a lucky place to live. It certainly proved lucky for me. It’s a great place with wonderful people and I’ve no doubt we’re going to continue to see even more winners.”

A Lottery spokesman said: “Sheffield really is a lucky place to live - but lottery luck can live anywhere.”