A study has found Darlington is reportedly in the top 3 in the country for postcode lottery wins.

New research by WDW Bingo, which reportedly analysed 43,000 postcode lottery winners from 2021 to 2023, has found that Darlington ranks third in the UK for postcode lottery wins.

The findings, which analysed areas with 100,000 or more residents, found Darlington scored 96.71 wins per 100,000 residents.

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The report found the town was only topped by Shrewsbury in second with 101.54 wins per 100,000 residents and Lancaster in first with 103.04 wins per 100,000 residents.

A spokesperson from WDW Bingo said: “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 prises, but has a rich history of supporting charities, having given over £1 billion to various charities over the years.  

Journo Research has claimed recent data suggests that around 70 per cent of over-18s take part in UK lotteries.

Rounding out the other members of the top 10 were Llandudno,Exeter, Swansea, Taunton, Telford, Torquay and Hereford.