Over half of people in the UK would keep a lottery win secret from friends and family

Over half of people in the UK would keep a lottery win secret from friends and family

Over half of people in the UK would keep a lottery win secret from friends and family

Over half of people in the UK would keep a lottery win secret from friends and family

Over half of people in the UK say they would hide the news from friends and family in a bid to keep the winnings for themselves.

Generation Z prove to be the most secretive, with two-thirds (64 per cent) of 18 to 24-year-olds say they would choose to keep parents, partners and friends in the dark, not wanting the ‘millionaire’ status that comes with a lottery win.

Research conducted by online lottery platform Jackpot.com asked how much money Brits would have to win in order to hide the life-changing news from those closest to us.

On average, Brits would keep the money under wraps upon winning a jackpot of £22.5M or more.

Generation Z however, are much more reserved and would conceal the win for a tenth of that – £266,050.

Nearly a third of married Brits (29 per cent) said that no amount could make them hide the win from their partner, and it seems women are more inclined to share news of their good fortune with their other halves than men – 48 per cent and 41 per cent respectively.

Regionally, the Welsh are the keenest to share news of their winnings (32 per cent would not hide for any amount) – in direct contrast to the 84 per cent of Londoners who have a specific figure in mind.

One quarter (26 per cent) of Brits seemingly aren’t concerned about their kids being raised with a silver spoon in their mouth as they report they’d always be honest about a jackpot.

With the majority of the nation putting a number on keeping the win to themselves, the expectation is that they are also keeping the money to themselves – and they have grand plans for what they would do with their winnings.

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