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The National Lottery has revealed that Glasgow is the luckiest post code to live after creating 125 millionaires

THE NATIONAL Lottery has revealed that Glasgow is the luckiest postcode to live after announcing 526 millionaires have been created across Scotland since its launch in 1994.

The luckiest postcode was Glasgow which has created 125 lottery millionaires with the smallest number coming from Aberdeen with a staggering 47 winners.

(L to R) David and Donna Hendry and Brian and Ann Sharp revealed that the Edinburgh EH postcode is officially one of the luckiest in Scotland  Image supplied

On top of that four postcodes in Scotland have seen 51% of all 526 Scottish millionaire winners claim their life changing prizes.

In total, 3,419 high tier prizes of £50,000 or more have been won by Scots over the last 25 years.

Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has made 5,500 millionaires across the UK and has awarded £71 billion in prize money.

Local Lottery Winner Bill McKenna at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow to celebrate the number of Lottery millionaires that have been created since it started 25 years ago © Martin Shields

Since November 1994, a staggering £40 billion has been raised for Good Causes and currently around £30M is raised every week.

The National Lottery has also revealed the luckiest postcodes in Scotland as part of the 25 year celebration with Glasgow (G), Edinburgh (EH), Motherwell (ML) and Aberdeen (AB) home to an amazing 310 National Lottery millionaires.

Bill McKenna, who won £1,187,959 in 2012, visited the Riverside Museum by the River Clyde to celebrate the 125 lottery millionaires created in the G postcode.

David and Donna Hendry, who won £4,078,509 in 2015, joined Brian and Ann Sharp, who scooped £2,033,705 in 2010, at the National Museum of Scotland to celebrate the 85 lottery millionaires created across the EH postcode.

local winners Libby Elliot and Fred and Lesley Higgins at a Lottery funded venue in Aberdeen (C) Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

Four members of 15-strong winning nurses syndicate, who each took home a share of £1,000,000 in 2018, visited Chatelherault Country Park to toast the 53 lottery millionaires created across the ML postcode area.

In Aberdeen, Fred and Lesley Higgins from Laurencekirk, who won £57,975,367 in 2018, joined Libby Elliot from Ellon who won £2,159,664 in 2012, at the David Welch Winter Gardens to celebrate the 47 lottery millionaires created across the AB area.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “Scotland has enjoyed a lot of lottery luck over the last 25 years and these four postcodes have certainly had their share of life changing wins. It’s fantastic to see that 526 lottery millionaires have been created in Scotland since we launched in 1994.

Winners Carol Hamlyn, Maureen McGarry ,Helen Gibson and June Fraser © Gibson Digital 2019.

“On top of this, we have celebrated so many lucky winners who have won life-changing sums of money – here’s to another 25 years of making dreams come true.”

National Lottery-funded projects range from the truly epic to the ‘on your doorstep’: Since the funding began in 1994, British athletes have won 864 Olympic and Paralympic medals and National Lottery funded films have won an incredible 400 awards, including 15 Oscars.

London’s Tate Modern, The Eden Project in Cornwall and V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, have all been beneficiaries. Running alongside these major initiatives are the thousands of grants – usually for £10,000 or less – which help small projects to make an amazing difference in their community.

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