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""Management often gives us little incentives, like scratchcards, for doing small tasks well... a few members of the team have won £10 here or there, but no-one's ever hit the jackpot before!"
If you have ever wondered which town or city in the region, is the luckiest to live in? Well, the National Lottery has the answer.
Since it began in 1994 over 315 people across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have scooped the Jackpot - and more than a tenth are from Doncaster. Sarah Clark has been to meet some lucky winners.
393 Doncastrians have scooped prizes of over £50k including 38 who have become instant millionaires.
The town whose winners include Wally Jinks and Alan Stringer who won £2 million in the Lotto in July 2010, came just ahead of the Wakefield postcode, which is the second luckiest spot boasting 26 millionaires and the city of steel, Sheffield which came in third.
Congratulations to the people of Yorkshire. There have been many winners in the region and nationally it has some of the luckiest postcodes in the UK."
Doncaster has had the highest number of people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire win over £50,000 since the lottery began in 1994.
The top ten places in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire where you're most likely to win the lottery have been revealed.
- 1. Doncaster
- 2. Wakefield
- 3. Sheffield
- 4. Hull
- 5. Huddersfield
- 6. Leeds
- 7. Halifax
- 8. Bradford
- 9. York
- 10. Lincoln
The figures are based on the number of people in each area who've won over £50,000 since the lottery begin in 1994.
This was Richard Griffiths and his wife Lara celebrating thier £1.8 million win back in 2005. At the time Richard was a wannabe rock star, who had always dreamed of hitting the big time. He planned to use the money to try to top the music charts.
It's the age old question "does money bring happiness?" When Roger Griffiths from Harrogate won almost two million pounds on the Lottery in 2005. he thought he was set up for life.
After several years living a luxurious lifestyle his luck changed - he lost his money, investments, his home and his wife. Speaking earlier on Daybreak he said he still missed being a millionaire.
According to new research out today, Doncaster in South Yorkshire is in the top ten hotspots in the country to win the lottery.