THE heat was on when a Dudley tourist attraction hosted celebrations marking a century of big Lotto winners.

In the past six months 100 people in the four Black Country boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley have scooped winners’ prizes of £20,000 on the Lotto Raffle.

To celebrate, a metal worker at the Black Country Living Museum, which has received more than £5 million Heritage Lottery funding, made sparks fly by creating the number 100 from iron. The Tipton Road museum was also presented with commemorative plaque to record the region’s success.

Laura Wakelin, spokesperson for the Black Country Living Museum, said: “We are delighted to help celebrate a surge in the region’s good fortune at the museum which has itself benefitted from the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Lottery players in the past.”

A spokesperson from the National Lottery added: “As well as making winners, every Lotto line bought makes a big difference to local communities across the UK. The National Lottery raises over £35 million each week which goes to life-changing projects across the nation. This adds to the extraordinary £31 billion that has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes since 1994.”

Everybody who plays Lotto is automatically entered into the Lotto raffle. For every line of Lotto played a unique raffle number is printed at the bottom of the ticket.

If this number matches one drawn then the ticket is worth £20,000. Tickets can be checked online or at any National Lottery retailer. Tickets bought online at are automatically checked and the prize paid instantly.