4:01 pm, Wed 08 May 2013
The top 10 postcodes for big-money National Lottery wins are:
1. RM – Romford
2. SR – Sunderland
3. NE – Newcastle Upon Tyne
4. L – Liverpool
5. EN – Enfield
6. WA – Warrington
7. BR – Bromley
8. WV – Wolverhampton
9. DA – Dartford
10. DD - Dundee
These areas have more "top-tier" winners, per head of population, than anywhere else in the UK. High tier prizes refer to prizes of over £50,000 across all National Lottery games.
3:49 pm, Wed 08 May 2013
The flag declares Romford 'the UK’s luckiest postcode’.
The National Lottery has presented Romford with a ceremonial flag, to honour its status as "the UK's luckiest town".
Since the National Lottery launched in 1994, 40 millionaires have been created in the RM postcode, and 317 prizes of at least £50,000 have been banked.
That means there are more big-money prize-winners, per head of population, in Romford than anywhere else in the country.
The flag will fly in front of Havering Town Hall.
A spokesman said:
"Romford is the first postcode to ever fly The National Lottery ceremonial flag, let’s hope it brings a further dose of luck for RM residents in the year to come."