BOSSES at the National Lottery have revealed the luckiest place in Cheshire.

In celebration of its 25th birthday, it has been revealed today that the Warrington (WA) postcode is officially the luckiest place to live in the county – and the fourth luckiest place to live in the UK.

The National Lottery can confirm that 64 millionaires have been created in Warrington since The National Lottery began – that’s more than two millionaires being made every single year.

Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has made 5,500 millionaires across the UK and has awarded £71 billion in prize money. Since November 1994, a staggering £40 billion has been raised for Good Causes and currently about £30M is raised every week.

In total, 505 top tier prizes of at least £50,000 have been banked by winners in the WA postcode – that’s more than five big winners every three months! This places Warrington in fourth position out of the UK’s 121 postcodes in relation to winning a major cash prize per head of adult population.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor for The National Lottery, the man who pays out the big winners, said, “Warrington really is a very lucky place to live – the luckiest town in Cheshire.

“With more than two millionaires being made in the town every year since The National Lottery began, that’s pretty good going. I would say this town is definitely a lucky place to be!

“Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has been making amazing things happen. Thanks to our National Lottery players, 565,000 Good Cause grants have been given out to projects big and small, that’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district making a huge impact on communities all over the country. On top of this, we have celebrated so many lucky winners who have won life-changing sums of money – here’s to another 25 years of making dreams come true.”

National Lottery-funded projects range from the truly epic to the ‘on your doorstep’: Since the funding began in 1994, British athletes have won 864 Olympic and Paralympic medals and National Lottery funded films have won an incredible 400 awards, including 15 Oscars. London’s Tate Modern, The Eden Project in Cornwall and V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, have all been beneficiaries. Running alongside these major initiatives are the thousands of grants - usually for £10,000 or less - which help small projects to make an amazing difference in their community.