Waking up to find out that every single one of your EuroMillions numbers match those that were draw must be one of the best experiences in your life. While most euro lotto players set off to buy their dream home, there are others who immediately think of getting away from it all and heading off into the sunset to the Caribbean…
Looking at a UK National lottery survey, we see that the most likely destination for those living in the UK is the Caribbean, in fact a staggering 47.5% of National Lottery and EuroMillions jackpot winners head there.
To back this statistic up, we just have to look at the past few months, with the €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot winners declaring that they wanted to go on holiday to either the Bahamas or the Maldives.
It’s not just lottery players however, from the UK that head off in that direction. ‘Lucky Ernie’ from Maryland, USA, is also off on a Caribbean cruise after his $12,510 Keno win.
Australia is also getting more and more popular amongst lottery winners, with 30% of past UK Lotto and EuroMillions winners wanting to go down under. John Taylor from Surrey, England went there after he won £137,945.40 playing EuroMillions. The fact that he’s a cricket fan must of definitely also played a part in his decision.
When it comes down to European destinations, such as the Canaries, Spain or Portugal, 17% of lottery winners opt to splash out there.
The world is a marvellous place with exotic destinations for everyone’s taste. Which is why there are lottery winners that break the mould and venture off to other countries too. Like Englishman Bernie Delbridge, who after winning £241,406.80 on the EuroMillions, went on an African safari.
Malcolm Taylor, 67 and his partner Mary Connor, 65, made their way from England to Death Valley in the USA thanks to a £209,614.40 EuroMillions windfall.
After winning $1 million on the Lotto Max, Susan Titus took the scenic route and jumped on a train across Canada to the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast of Canada.
Then you get some lottery winners who have no interest at all. Kevin Pipe from the UK turned down an Ultimate Hawaiian Adventure after he won a £1m EuroMillions prize in the Mega Week. He took the cash option in lieu of.
National Lottery spokeswoman Miriam Donohoe had this to say: “Whether it is a massive multi-million-euro win, or a lower level prize win, it is always the same. The most discussed issue amongst winners and their family and friends when they come to claim their prizes is where they will go on a holiday to celebrate….and it normally involves lots of sun!
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