The luckiest places to live in the UK 2021

New study shows the luckiest places to live in the UK

A new study by CIA Landlords reveals the luckiest places to live, by showing the places across the UK where you are most likely to win the lottery.  The research found that those living in Birmingham have the highest chance of winning in UK lotteries. Residents of this Midlands city have seen several luckily strikes: 769 Postcode Lottery Wins, as well as 6662 wins in the National Lottery.  With the average price of a house in Birmingham being under the average UK price at £219,504, lottery wins VS cost of living is also the best in the UK.

The population of Nottingham have seen 6662 wins in the National Lottery, as well as 544 wins in the Postcode Lottery. Combined with the cost of living in Nottingham, the city is 2nd ranking in terms of lottery wins Vs cost of living.

Not far off taking home third place is Manchester. Residents have won the Postcode Lottery 564 times over the years and saw an additional 5758 National Lottery wins. With a final score of 8.1 out of 10.

Rank Postcode Region Number of Postcode Wins Number of National Lottery Wins Cost of Living (£) Average House Price (£) Overall Score
1 B (Birmingham) Midlands 769 6662 £2,228.81 £219,504 10
2 NG (Nottingham) Midlands 544 6662 £2,336.45 £229,355 8.7
3 M (Manchester) Northwest 564 5758 £2,385.28 £219,610 8.1
4 LE (Leicester) Midlands 395 6662 £2,076.53 £255,583 7.8
5 CV (Coventry) Midlands 380 6662 £2,214.38 £228,976 7.7
6 ST (Stoke-on-Trent) Midlands 344 6662 £1,071.67 £168,555 7.5
7 PO (Portsmouth) Southeast 409 6171 £2,290.31 £257,436 7.5
8 BN (Brighton) Southeast 384 6171 £2,651.09 £438,238 7.4
9 DE (Derby) Midlands 296 6662 £2,265.49 £220,835 7.2
10 S (Sheffield) Yorkshire 608 4281 £2,174.75 £216,034 7.2

Belfast is the UK’s most unlucky postcode

“BT” is officially the unluckiest postcode in the UK. Residents of the city of Belfast are least likely to win in lotteries according to our study. The postcode has never seen a win in the Postcode Lottery and just 921 wins in the National Lottery. House prices in Belfast are the highest of the bottom 10 unlucky cities at an average of £351,043.

Zetland (ZE) in the North East has only seen 9 Postcode Lottery wins over the years and 2371 National Lottery winners.

The third-unluckiest postcode is revealed to be Llrindod Wells (LD), with only 26 Postcode Lottery winners ever and even fewer National Lottery wins than Zetland with 2365 so far.

 

Rank Postcode Region Number of Postcode Wins Number of National Lottery Wins Cost of Living (£) Average House Price (£)
1 BT (Belfast) Northern Ireland 0 921 £2,112.86 £351,043
2 ZE (Zetland) North East 9 2371 £1,603.54 £177,786
3 LD (Llrindod Wells) Wales 26 2365 £2,239.58 £221,760
4 SR (Sunderland) North East 132 2371 £2,166.21 £155,911
5 DH (Durham) North East 148 2371 £1,603.54 £168,715
6 DL (Darlington) North East 235 2371 £1,603.54 £170,783
7 HS (Outer Hebrides) Scotland 27 3945 £2,261.01 £179,265
8 KW (Kirkwall) Scotland 31 3945 £2,261.01 £157,254
9 NP (Newport) Wales 267 2365 £2,213.20 £199,572
10 TD (Galashiels (Tweeddale) Scotland 81 3945 £2,261.01 £157,730