New homes, hot tubs, walk-in wardrobes and pets are among the first things UK lottery winners are likely to buy, a survey conducted by National Lottery operator Camelot has found.
Unsurprisingly, given Britain’s love of property ownership, the survey found that around half of all big winners end up moving to a new home within three months of their big win. 9% purchase houses with a river or lake in their grounds, while 24% have electric gates at their new property.
That being said, the results also showed that the newly rich weren’t adverse to splashing out on more frivolous luxuries. 29% purchased hot tubs, while 28% had walk-in wardrobes. Other non-essential luxuries included games rooms (22%), snooker tables (17%), gym memberships (16%) and private bars (12%).
Pets were also high up on the list of purchases, with 22% buying a dog and 4% buying cats. Interestingly though, only 30% bothered to hire a cleaner, seemingly preferring to do the housework themselves.
Tonight’s EuroMillions draw will include a special extended raffle, which will see 18 people win £1 million each.