A STUDY has revealed Maldon to be in the top ten luckiest places in the country to win cash on the lottery.

Paddy Power Games trawled through six years of data to reveal that the district comes eighth in terms of jackpot total win amounts on their gaming site.

At £951,002, it beats large UK cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “Kirstie and Phil were right all along – when it comes to profit, it’s all about location, location, location. 

“From Geordie joy, to Isle of Wight winners, our comprehensive research demonstrates the existence of some clear jackpot hotspots around the UK.

“Paddy Power Games looked at the geographical location of six years of winners, which provided compelling evidence for the total amounts won in different regions across the UK.

“Lady Luck has clearly taken up residence in Maldon, making it one of the luckiest places in the UK and it looks like we’ll have to keep a close eye on these postcodes making a mockery of lottery.”