WARRINGTON is certainly a lucky town when it comes to playing the national Lottery, creating a total of 60 millionaires.
As the National Lottery announced reaching an amazing 5,000 millionaires analysis rfeveals Lottery luck is booming in Warrington. In all 498 players have banked a big prize and this includes a very lucky 60 millionaires.
Nationally more than 38,800 big winners of £50,000 or more have been made across all National Lottery games since 1994.
Astonishingly, the last 1,000 have been made in just 29 months, at the rate of more than one every day.
And nationally, more than 38,800 big winners of £50,000 or more have been made across all National Lottery games since 1994.
The new data released today reveals just how many of those winners are in Warrington (WA postcode) and provides insight into what winners say is the best thing about winning (you might be surprised) and also just what players in Warrington would do if they were to strike it lucky.
John and Patricia Gill from the town scooped £1M in the EuroMillions raffle draw on Christmas Day in 2015. They bought their ticket just one hour before the draw was due to take place.
The couple, who have two children, say one of the best things the win has done for them has been to enable them to provide for their children and give them the best ever start in life, in addition to going on exotic holidays and writing and actually fulfilling a dream bucket list.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at the National Lottery said, “The winners team here at Camelot travel the length and breadth of the country paying out lucky winners every day. It is no surprise to me to see how lucky Warrington has been and I’m sure I’ll be back there soon with another giant cheque.”
Contrary to popular wisdom National Lottery millionaires have declared that the best thing about their win isn’t the lifestyle it buys you, but rather the happiness from sharing the cash with others.
Research reveals that gifting to friends, family and charity remains the top priority for winners, with almost half declaring that it is the sharing of the win that has given them the most happiness. These gifts include cash, holidays, cars and houses.
This gifting means that the 5,000 millionaires have created an astonishing 1,750 further millionaires by sharing their windfall. And National Lottery wins are now also starting to support future generations. In all 57% of winners will make their child or children a millionaire and 36% believe they will make their grandchildren millionaires in the future.
The research also revealed that National Lottery millionaires are shunning expensive material items for personal experiences and life enhancing travel. More than half of the millionaires are now spending more on experiences rather than on possessions.
Andy added, “After the shock and excitement nearly all winner first questions is how they can look after their nearest and dearest. In many cases this seems to be the winner’s even greater joy than thinking about how they can treat themselves.
“I see first-hand the effect a win can have on the circle of people close to a winner, and this always reminds me that at heart we are a nation that is kind and generous.”
What would the people of Warrington do with £1M?
A survey has revealed that the country’s generous nature is alive and well in Warrington and across the North West. The public revealed that gifting would be top of the list of things to do after a win along with getting a new home.
Almost 60% say a new home would be a top priority, with just over 50% saying they would use the win to help out family and friends.
Over 45% say they would prefer to use the money to go on fantastic holidays, while just 14% say they would use their lottery win to buy beautiful items such as cars.
Nearly half of the people interviewed said they would use their win to make family members millionaires – with almost 19% of these people saying they believe they could make up to four family members millionaires.