Birmingham wins hands-down as the luckiest city in the UK, with more lottery millionaires living there than in any other place in the United Kingdom. If you do not hail from this lucky city (or even from the United Kingdom), why don’t you help make your city one of the luckiest in the world by buying lottery tickets online and standing a chance of winning a huge lottery jackpot!
Lottery Millionaires from Birmingham
Birmingham is a city in England’s West Midlands and has the second highest population in Britain, other than London. Even though this city comes in second to London on the population charts, it wins hands-down in the UK when it comes to lottery millionaires. Out of its population of 1.074 million (taken from a 2011 census), over 111 people have become lottery millionaires in the twenty years since the birth of the UK National Lottery.
On November 19th, 1994, the UK National Lottery was launched, with its first-ever draw taking place on that auspicious date. Since then, the lottery has paid out more than £53 billion in prizes and charitable donations, and has created over 3,700 lottery millionaires. Based on these figures, an estimated 0.03% of these lottery millionaires hail from Birmingham. Although this may not seem like a big figure, bear in mind that these 3,700 lottery millionaires may not only be from the UK, but could also have played the UK National Lottery online from anywhere in the world.
Birmingham Lottery Winner Stories
The biggest winners from Birmingham are Colin and Brenda Roberts from Great Barr, who scooped up a £4.3 million prize in April 2014. What did this elderly couple plan on spending some of their money on? New teeth!
Paul and Marie Kibler, from Sutton Coldfield, won an incredible £2 million in February 2012 and they put their win down to ‘thinking lucky.’ “It has brought us a lot of joy” admitted Marie. “I count my lucky stars every day.” Their lottery win came at the perfect time as the couple was going through a difficult financial period. They used some of their winnings to pay off their mortgage and to buy new cars for themselves and their daughters.
Another couple who won the lottery in the nick of time are Phil and Sandra Sawyer. The couple from Shard End were on the verge of being evicted from their council home in September 2010 when they won a £2.6 million lottery prize!
Winning the lottery can help you out with the opposite sex too, as Cadbury worker Paul Cole experienced first-hand. This lucky chap from Bartley Green won £1 million in May 2014, and, ever since, has found himself very lucky with the ladies!
UK National Lottery Helps Birmingham
Not only have over 100 of Birmingham’s ordinary folk been turned into millionaires, but also many local causes in Birmingham have received funding from the UK National Lottery, such as the Birmingham Youth Foundation. Since 1994, the UK National Lottery has raised £634 million for local projects and causes.
Birmingham also has the lottery to thank for many of its local facilities. In the words of British Prime Minister, David Cameron,
“Birmingham Town Hall, Mac Birmingham – everyone in this city knows these great local facilities. But not everyone realises that they owe a large part of their success to funding from the National Lottery – which, over the last two decades, has funded nearly 7,000 local projects in this city.”
Play UK National Lottery From Anywhere
You don’t have to be from Birmingham to win the UK National Lottery, you don’t even need to be from the United Kingdom! When you buy lottery tickets online, you can play any national lottery from any country in the world.