Statistic Verification
Source: Camelot Group PLC, Published 2006
Research Date: 2.11.2012
The following statistics were compiled from 34 national lottery winners (8 Male, 26 Female) Average age of 46
Effects on Happiness
Percent of lottery winners who are happier after winning55 %
No effect on happiness43 %
Are less happy2 %
Of the 55% of winners who are happier
Claimed the reasons were improved financial security and fewer worries65 %
Claimed the reason was they can buy what they want and that life is a lot easier23 %
Effect on Family Life
Percent who remained married after winning95 %
Percent who were living with a partner (not married) and are still in the relationship100 %
Percent of winners who’s family claims to be happier58 %
Percent of family’s who claim to be less happy37 %
Percent of family’s who cited increased financial security as the main reason34 %
Probability that new family wealth will be gone by the third generation90 %
Percent of winners who have given some money to their family83 %
Of these:
Percent who gave money to their siblings66 %
Percent who gave money to their children57 %
Percent who gave money to their parents51 %
Likeliness that the winner’s family will ask for money
Percent of families who asked for winnings from winners of $100,000 to $500,00017 %
Percent who asked for winnings from winners of $4 Million +29 %
Effect on Friendships
Percent of winners who already had a best friend and are still best friends90 %
Average number of friends men winners give money to3
Average number of friends women give money to1
Effects on Lifestyles
Percent of lottery winners who had spent their entire winnings within 5 years44 %
Percent who increased contributions to charity40 %
Percent who vacationed outside of the country for the first time19 %
Percent who have still not vacationed outside of the country12 %
Percent of winners who purchased a motor-home / RV7 %
Percent of winners who have moved since their win38 %
Of those who moved: Percent who moved from an apartment to a single family home75 %
Percent of lottery winners who now own property in foreign countries24%
Percent of lottery winners who have had plastic surgery1 %
Percent of winners who moved their kids from public to private schools3 %
Percent of winners who joined a health club12 %
Percent of winners who have gained weight32 %
Percent of winners who have lost weight
Effects on Work
Percent of winners who were in a career job before their win and are still in that job48 %
Percent of winners who have started a new job since winning15 %
Percent of winners who started their own business45 %
Percent of lottery winners who still play the lottery on a weekly basis68 %