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Birmingham has been named the luckiest place to live in the UK by the National Lottery.

It said 205 millionaires had been created in the city since the lottery began in 1994, an equivalent of one every seven weeks.

There have been 35 millionaires made in the city in the past three years – lucky Birmingham.

Kathy Garrett, who hands over prizes to the winners, said the distribution across the nation was “quite even”, but Birmingham just came out on top.

One of the most recent Birmingham winners, Celeste Coles, said she had taken her family to Barbados after receiving £3.6m in the summer.

The National Lottery’s announcement took place at The Library of Birmingham, which had received a £675,200 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2020 to revive the city’s almost-forgotten Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library.

The filming of The National Lottery’s announcement was facilitated by Film Birmingham, as The Library of Birmingham is one of Birmingham City Council’s many sites across the region. If you’re interesting in booking a Birmingham City Council location for your film shoot, then please enquire via our website.


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