Lottery Fun Facts

  1. The first lottery was launched in 1994. 20 years later, it has created 3,700 millionaires
  2. 85% of winners choose to remain anonymous.
  3. The odds of winning the lottery are 350 billion to one. Yet a family from Tipton, West Midlands has had three separate jackpot wins, totaling $3.25 million.
  4. The most drawn Lotto ball is 38—it has been drawn 314 times since 1994.
  5. 18 Lottery-funded films, including The King’s Speech and Billy Elliot, have won a total of 31 Baffas and 15 Oscars.
  6. 99% of surveyed winners still play National Lottery games after they have won, and 70% are convinced that they will win again.
  7. So far, the largest jackpot with one ticket was won by Gloria MacKenzie of Zephyrhills, Florida in 2013. She won $590.5 million dollars.
  8. The average number of cars that millionaire lottery winners purchase is 4.5.
  9. People are more likely to do the following than win the lottery:
    1. Die from an asteroid strike: 1 in 74,817,414
    2. Become a movie star: 1 in 1,505,000
    3. Get struck by lightning: 1 in 1,101,000
    4. Bowl a 300 game: 1 in 11,500
  10. 52% of winners who won $1 million or more left their jobs


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