Most people have imagined what it would be like to catch a lucky break, whether that’s winning the lottery or landing a dream job, but could where you live affect your chances?

Well, the answer is, not really. Things like lotteries and raffles, are just completely random. But for a bit of fun, slots and bingo website, Slingo, investigated the luckiest locations.

Delving into their database of players, they revealed the places and postcodes which have, statistically, seen the most winners across their games, as well as looking at the winning stats for the Postcode Lottery too.


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Yeovil Express: Slingo looked at their data to reveal their top 10 luckiest locations. Picture: CanvaSlingo looked at their data to reveal their top 10 luckiest locations. Picture: Canva

The UK’s luckiest locations

The luckiest place in the UK, according to Slingo stats is Salford. The Greater Manchester city was followed by a much smaller town, West Malling in Kent, and then by Eastbourne in East Sussex.

Top 10 ‘lucky’ locations

1. Salford

2. West Malling

3. Eastbourne

4. Hove

5. Andover

6. Livingston

7. Southend

8. Edinburgh

9. Croydon

10. Worcester

The UK’s luckiest postcode

Taking a look at the People's Postcode Lottery data they also found out which are the luckiest postcodes to live in.

The TA postcode covering Taunton and surrounds came out in sixth place in the list.

Top 10 ‘lucky’ postcodes

1. EX (Exeter)

2. TF (Telford)

3. SY (Shrewsbury)

4. DL (Darlington)

5. LL (Llandudno)

6. TA (Taunton)

7. LA (Lancaster)

8. TQ (Torquay)

9. SA (Swansea)

10. HR (Hereford)

While bigger postcodes such as Birmingham and Sheffield had the most wins overall, when looking at the wins per capita, it was Exeter taking the luckiest top spot, with 82.9 Postcode Lottery wins per 100,000 people.