Sheffield gamblers strike it lucky

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IT IS official – Sheffield is one of the luckiest places to live in the UK.

Figures from betting firm Sportingbet placed the city fourth in its list of cities fortune smiles down on the most.

The average winnings per person in Sheffield was £121, based on 10,000 accumulator bets from last year, where small stakes can lead to big wins for gamblers.

Liverpool came top with £205 of winnings from an average stake of £27.

Russ Wiseman, for Sportingbet, said: “While winning on single bets can involve a degree of skill, getting a return on an accumulator bet needs a slice of luck because so many factors can go against you.

“Our research shows Sheffield is one of the places to be if you want to win.”