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UK Lottery announces 'Millionaire Map'... but doesn't reveal the map

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Where's the map?

By Todd Northrop

In a confounding twist of logic and reason, the UK National Lottery announced the creation of a 'Millionaire Map' that plots the number of winners in each region, but did not publish the map.

According to the UK Press Association (UKPA), the so-called 'Millionaire Map' plots the locations for all 2,715 millionaires created by the lottery since 1994.  The North East of England and Wales are the two top locations.

The UK National Lottery or its operator Camelot did not respond to Lottery Post's request to see the map.

A National Lottery spokesman is quoted by the UKPA as saying, "The map shows that more millionaires have been created in London, the Midlands and across the South East of England; however, statistically the North East is the luckiest part of the UK based on the number of winners versus the adult population."

Even though we can't see the map to verify the claim.

"We are constantly asked what is the secret to winning, and everyone wants to know where is the luckiest shop, village, city and so on.  This map gives a fascinating insight into the spread of our many millionaires and multi-millionaires around the UK but the fact remains anyone can win — it's a lottery," the National Lottery spokesman said.

And lottery players might be fascinated too if the map could be seen.

The unseen map was commissioned to mark Tuesday's EuroMillions roll-over which is expected to reach an estimated £138 million (US$218 million), the fifth biggest jackpot ever offered in the UK.

The Millionaire Map, we are told, includes both public and anonymous winners over the past 16 years, and is based on the number of millionaires created per adult population.

In North East England, a total of 164 millionaires have been crowned, which amounts to one in 14,211 North East residents.

Although Wales has accumulated a greater number of millionaires — 179 — it has a slightly lower rate of top prize wins, at one person in 14,502.

Third in the rankings is Yorkshire, with 272 lucky players winning prizes exceeding one million pounds.

The region with the fewest millionaire jackpot winners was Northern Ireland, where around 53 seven-figure or more winners were created.

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Posted: September 12, 2011, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

An American version would be very interesting. I've read numerous conspiracy theories about how the lottery is rigged and that many low income neighborhoods have a smaller jackpot percentage than affluent ones (not my ideas, just something I've read) despite the stigma that poorer people spend more on the lotto. Anyhow, if we did publish a U.S. map, you can expect me to start buying my tickets at some of the "lucky" stores. Good luck on tomorrow's MegaMillions drawing everybody!

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    Posted: September 12, 2011, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    Kinda like stimulus ..................... nobody knows how it is going to be repaid !

    Caution ........... Government at "Work" Stooges woo woo woo woo .... hey Moe ........ you seen the map ?!

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      Posted: September 12, 2011, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

      "The UK National Lottery or its operator Camelot did not respond to Lottery Post's request to see the map."

      Seems Muckety Mucks will be Muckety Mucks whether inside the government or otherwise with their big heads getting in the way of good judgement.

      Gotta wonder what lame-brain decided to tell the public they had a map like that, that would arouse everybody's interest, if they weren't going to show it.

      Schmucks.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: September 12, 2011, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

        Kinda like stimulus ..................... nobody knows how it is going to be repaid !

        Caution ........... Government at "Work" Stooges woo woo woo woo .... hey Moe ........ you seen the map ?!

        I Agree! But remember...the man is edumacated, so this recent proposal ("PLAN") is not being called a stimulus plan.  It is being called the American Jobs Act...I guess it is time for people to start acting like they have a job in America.  Then all will be alright in his world so he can keep his job......hhmmmmmm, very fishy if you ask me.  But enough about the man who can't do the job wanting to keep his job.

        How about that MM jackpot this week?  If I win, you will need a lot of pincushions to mark all the places those winnings will take me! Party

        The money will Blue Angel me; I would live life like it is a  Party; and I might have a little Red Devil in me; I won't Puke; I also won't Poke, Argue, Boxing or Bash; I would most certainly live every day like aHurray!.  Now I would be able to Bedmuch better when we have a real leader at the helm and not some good public speaker....I'm just sayin'!

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: September 12, 2011, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

          the UK National Lottery announced the creation of a 'Millionaire Map' that plots the number of winners in each region

          ... because the hooligans need to know where their next defenseless (not counting pots and pans) targets should be, in the land of "dial triple nines and hope for the best".

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            Posted: September 12, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

            Wonder when will hear the story of " (who sold the secret locations and for how much)LOL

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              Posted: September 12, 2011, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

              They need big prize maps for the stores in each state. I was looking at Illinois prizes on one of their major games and I seen a chicago store with 2 high tier prizes in one week on their games. Something fishy going on at that store.

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                Posted: September 12, 2011, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! But remember...the man is edumacated, so this recent proposal ("PLAN") is not being called a stimulus plan.  It is being called the American Jobs Act...I guess it is time for people to start acting like they have a job in America.  Then all will be alright in his world so he can keep his job......hhmmmmmm, very fishy if you ask me.  But enough about the man who can't do the job wanting to keep his job.

                How about that MM jackpot this week?  If I win, you will need a lot of pincushions to mark all the places those winnings will take me! Party

                The money will Blue Angel me; I would live life like it is a  Party; and I might have a little Red Devil in me; I won't Puke; I also won't Poke, Argue, Boxing or Bash; I would most certainly live every day like aHurray!.  Now I would be able to Bedmuch better when we have a real leader at the helm and not some good public speaker....I'm just sayin'!

                This new stimulus is nothing but a cover for him to get his tax increases on the rich. The refusal of congress to pass these tax increases is a thorn in his ass.

                But we should be talking lottery here so I propose that the Prez propose an additional lottery winners tax too.

                Sudden riches should be heavily taxed.

                MAGA

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                  Posted: September 12, 2011, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                  This new stimulus is nothing but a cover for him to get his tax increases on the rich. The refusal of congress to pass these tax increases is a thorn in his ass.

                  But we should be talking lottery here so I propose that the Prez propose an additional lottery winners tax too.

                  Sudden riches should be heavily taxed.

                  Agree with stupid

                  yes, we need more money to go down the black hole of Govenment Cussing Face

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                    Posted: September 12, 2011, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Bandithaving the map for locating the millionaires would be interesting but having a map that showing where all the millionaire purchased the ticket from would be better to have, which nobody will ever see any time soon. this is the goverment at work!  wonder if they lost it already.

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                      Posted: September 12, 2011, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                      This new stimulus is nothing but a cover for him to get his tax increases on the rich. The refusal of congress to pass these tax increases is a thorn in his ass.

                      But we should be talking lottery here so I propose that the Prez propose an additional lottery winners tax too.

                      Sudden riches should be heavily taxed.

                      i hope you're being sarcastic.

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                        Posted: September 12, 2011, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                        i hope you're being sarcastic.

                        Yeah, I was

                        MAGA

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                          Posted: September 12, 2011, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah, I was

                          ok still getting to know the many posters on here. Smile

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                            Posted: September 12, 2011, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                            ROFL

                            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!