Powys postcodes have been found to be some of the luckiest in the UK in the People’s Postcode Lottery draws.

In research taken by WDW Bingo they have found that the SY postcode - which includes parts of Welshpool - is the second luckiest in the UK.

WDW Bingo analysed the daily postcode lottery winners from the past 12 years calculating the number of wins in every area. The research then worked out how many wins per 100,000 of the population to give the UK's luckiest areas.

Their study has shown the postcode which has 350,587 usual residents, has been pulled 356 times in the lottery which when adjusted to the population is 101.54 wins for every 100,000 residents – second only to Lancaster who had 103.04 wins for every 100,000 people.    


A spokesperson from WDW Bingo commented: “The Postcode Lottery has declared over 43,000 winners since 2011, giving away millions of pounds to players around the country. Not only does it support players with great prizes, but has a rich history of supporting charities, having given over £1 billion to various charities over the years.” 

“Recent data suggests that around 70 per cent of over-18s take part in the UK lotteries showing just how many people are hedging their bets that they might be the next lotto millionaires. Games such as these give many people the opportunity to make life-changing amounts of money, which now more than ever with the cost of living could be a huge help.

“Although the chances of winning are still low, if you live in these areas, you might be in with slightly better odds of winning big. But you won’t win the raffle if you don’t buy a ticket.” 

Neighbouring postcodes did nearly as well with the LL postcode covering parts of Wrexham coming in fourth with 96.24 wins per 100,000 residents and Hereford’s HR postcode sneaking into the top 10 with 86.80 wins per 100,000 residents.