It’s a question that goes through the heads of lotto players across the world, what to do with your winnings once you take home the jackpot. The National Lottery in the UK recently commissioned a study to determine what lotto winners spend their money on.
With 3,000 millionaires under their belt and a total of £8.5 billion paid out over the years the UK National Lottery is very well placed to be able to tell us what lotto winners spend their money on:
1) A new house
By far the most popular purchase for lotto winners is a new home to live in. A total of £2.7 billion in prize money was dished out by winners to upgrade their primary residences, with the average property costing winners £900,000.00. Recent Euromillions winners, Casey & Matt Topham, are good examples with their planned ‘Tele-Tubby’ mansion.
2) Investing for income
Property purchases are not only popular as a means to upgrade their living standards but also as investment vehicles. The average lottery winner in the UK owns 2.7 properties and uses property as a way to earn income from their winnings.
Approximately 15% of lottery winners go into business for themselves once they take home the giant jackpot prize. Employees from businesses started by lotto winners amount to over 3,000 of the UK workforce. A recent poll on PlayHugeLottos.com supported the assertion that a large chunk of players would open their own businesses if they took home the jackpot prize.
4) Brand new cars
Lucky lotto winners from the UK have spent nearly £500 million on brand new cars after taking home the top prize, with the average winner spending £46,000.00 on their new car. It seems that Audi is the favourite make of choice for these winners! PlayHugeLottos.com players seem to agree to this, also voting Audi as their preferred car of choice.
Alternatively, any of the world’s most expensive cars would surely also fit the bill.
5) Travelling the world
It is incredibly common for lottery winners to take a holiday after a big win. For UK winners the most popular holiday destination is the USA (with the State of Florida being one of the top choices) followed by the Caribbean and Dubai. In a recent poll PlayHugeLottos.com players chose a Caribbean cruise as one of the most desired trips to make after a giant lotto win.
When you finally land the big prize the world becomes your Oyster. Undoubtedly it will be an Oyster that contains many valuable Pearls.
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