What would you do if you won the lottery?

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Britain’s biggest-ever £57.8 million rollover is on offer in tomorrow night’s Lotto jackpot. With a record rollover on the table, all of your post-Christmas bills could be quickly wiped out if you're lucky enough to nail the 45 million-to-one numbers needed to hit the jackpot. The odds are high; apparently you’re four times more likely to become the US president than win tomorrow night’s draw! 

You’re four times more likely to become US president than win

When asked the age old question ‘what’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?’, almost half the people surveyed by Money said they would travel the world and just one in five would quit their jobs. Just under a third (32 per cent) of respondents said they would need to bag £5 million to give up work.  A further one in five said they would start their own business. Reassuringly just one per cent claimed they would leave their partner, while more predictably 14 per cent said they would ‘spend spend spend’.

However, with 10 extra balls added to the draw since October, you certainly can't bank on winning. "Don't go crazy buying extra tickets, the odds are stacked against you," says Hannah Maundrell at Money.co.uk. "However, if you are buying a ticket, with 200 tickets sold per second leading up to Wednesday’s draw you might want to buy your ticket sooner rather than later just in case their website struggles again."

What's the first thing you would you do if you won the lottery?

  1. Travel the world - 46%
  2. Start a business - 19%
  3. Leave your job  - 18%
  4. Spend, spend, spend - 14%
  5. Give it all to charity - 3%
  6. Leave your partner - 1%

How much would you need to win to quit your job?

  1. £5 million -   32%
  2. I wouldn’t quit my job  - 23%
  3. £1 million -  20%
  4. Half a million  -  15%
  5. £10 million or more  - 11%

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