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Can You Increase Your Chances of Becoming a Lotto Jackpot Winner?

Last Updated: Friday 5th February 2016, 11:17

With this Saturday’s Lotto jackpot worth a massive £26.8 million, fans of the game will be desperate to get their hands on such a spectacular prize and put their names in the record books as big Lotto winners. Since its debut in 1994, UK Lotto has created thousands of millionaires and has lavished huge five or six-figure sums on countless scores of other players, but are there any outside factors that can help you scoop the top prize this weekend?

How about the town or city in which you live, are there some areas that are swarming with fortuitous folk? Studies show that players with a Romford postcode lead the way, with 1 in every 1,238 adults having secured a prize of £50,000 or more thanks to games like Lotto. Quadrant News, a shop in the northeast London town, has allegedly being dubbed one of the ‘luckiest newsagent’s’ thanks to its ticket success rate. Meanwhile, 16 millionaires have been created further north in the Sunderland area.  In Enfield, more than £103 million in prizes have been awarded to local residents.

Perhaps a change of name might help you win if you’ve not had much success. Research has shown that John, David and Michael are the luckiest male names, while more female winners have the names Margaret, Susan or Patricia. In terms of star signs, Aries leads the way, closely followed by Taurus and Virgo and the most common occupations for winners are builders, postal staff, manufacturers and medics.     

So there you have it - in order to stand a better chance of winning the Lotto jackpot this weekend, you must be an Englishman called John who was born in late March or early April and lives in the Romford area, working as a builder. Of course, this is just a bit of fun; these statistics are entirely irrelevant as the Lotto draw is completely random, and luck can strike anywhere at any time.

One thing is certain - you do have a considerably better chance of winning this Saturday’s £26.8 million jackpot if you buy a Lotto ticket, as you have to be in it to win it! Tickets can be purchased online or from authorised retailers from across the UK right up to 7.30pm on Saturday night. Good luck!

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