AS part National Lottery's 25th birthday, it has been revealed that the SS postcode is officially one of the luckiest in the country. 

Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has made 5,500 millionaires across the UK and has awarded £71 billion in prize money. 

And as experts looked at the top twenty for lottery millionaires in the last five years, the latest figures confirm the Southend postcode has cemented its position as a lottery lucky location, coming in at number 18.

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In the last five years alone, National Lottery has made 23 millionaires in the SS postcode area. 

The SS postcode is also 19th for ticketholders winning £50,000 or more per head of the population since 2014

Since the launch of The National Lottery, some 55 millionaires have sported a SS postcode, almost one every six months. 

In total, 375 top tier prizes of at least £50,000 have been banked by players in the SS postcode, averaging more than one win every month.

Winners who have recently news of their win include Tony and Debra Pearce, from Southend.

The couple had been engaged for 30 years and were planning on selling their home to avoid repossession at the time of their win.

They have since tied the knot in a lavish ceremony, renovated their beloved bungalow, enjoyed some luxury holidays and treated themselves to a mobile home on the North Norfolk coast.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “The SS postcode has proved very lucky when it comes to the big wins but it’s not alone.

"Over the last 25 years, The National Lottery has been making amazing things happen all across the UK.

“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.”