People in Wales have scooped nearly £200,000 in Loteri Cymru prizes since the launch six months ago, and Tumble and Ammanford have been revealed as winner hotspots.

At the same time, charities throughout Wales have benefited with £30,000 donated in grants so far and a further £50,000 to be distributed under the next round of funding by the end of November.

Operators have revealed that two of the luckiest places in Wales to play have been Tumble and Ammanford where winners have collected more than £8,500.

Hanford Cymru, the independent charity responsible for channelling a minimum of 20 per cent of Loteri Cymru ticket sales proceeds to charities across Wales, allocated £30,000 in grants to 13 projects in its first round of small grants in July.

A further £50,000 worth of grants will be announced at the end of November.

Loteri Cymru chief executive, Sue Carter said: “When we researched data of a dedicated Welsh society lottery, we knew there was a strong appetite for a not-for-profit lottery aimed solely at generating funds for community causes in Wales.

“After just six months, Loteri Cymru is already starting to reach people and communities the length and breadth of the nation, through both the winners and the grants distributed by Hanfod Cymru, from youth projects to community farming initiatives.

“We also delighted to make our first six months by announcing the support of Nigel Owens, whose welcome involvement stems from his belief in supporting grassroots community projects in Wales.”