Ilford the luckiest lottery town of all

IT IS official – Ilford is the luckiest lottery town in the country.

For the second year in a row, Ilford is top of the luckiest lottery town chart.

It had been shifted from the top spot by Medway Towns in Kent in 2009 after a long reign at the top.

But the IG postcode is now officially the luckiest place in the country for people hoping to bag life-changing cash prizes.

Since the lottery was established in 1994, �87.4million has been won in lottery prizes across Ilford.

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is second in the lucky lottery league, with Medway Towns in third.

Romford is fourth in the league with �158million won since 1994 and Sunderland is fifth.

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Dartford, Perth, Bromley, St Albans and Durham complete the top 10.

The table is drawn up based on the number of winners compared with the overall population of where they live.

A national lottery spokesman said: “Congratulations to Ilford.

“There are a lot of residents who have enjoyed a lucky windfall over the last 16 years.”

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