National Lottery millionaires 'want to carry on working'

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National Lottery branded champagne flutes Photo: Press Association

Dozens of winners on the National Lottery choose to carry on working as normal despite their new-found wealth.

A new study shows only 59% of millionaires hand in their notice at work straight away with 19% carrying on.

The National Lottery released the study to celebrate the landmark of making 3,000 millionaires since the game began in 1994. It also found that:

  • An Audi is the most popular car among winners
  • America is their favourite holiday destination
  • Almost a third have a Jacuzzi at home
  • Winners have started or supported 900 UK businesses employing 3,195 people

The study also discovered that 98% of winners' spending remained in the UK, and after sharing out their winnings, a further 3,780 millionaires have been made among children, family and friends.

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National Lottery branded champagne flutes Credit: Press Association

Winners' spending contributed almost £750 million to the UK and generated over £500 million in tax receipts for the UK Exchequer.

The effect of a win spreads much further and wider than we anticipated. Not only does it transform the lives of friends and family, but each win has a measurable effect on the UK economy, especially with so much of it being spent in the UK. The use of each win creates a ripple effect across this generation and very often the next.

– Andy Logan, author of the report from Oxford Economics