Australia’s Luckiest Occupation Revealed
Hospitality is the luckiest industry to work in, at least when it comes to winning big in the lottery, recent data has revealed.
Australian provider The Lottery Office has crunched the numbers on three years’ worth of winner data to find the luckiest job for lottery players.
Hospo workers had the highest value of winnings followed by those working in the construction, mining, recruitment and healthcare industries.
The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said she was excited to see the hospitality industry finding some luck.
“After two years of lockdowns, constant changes to venue requirements, and mandates, it isn’t a far reach to suggest that those working in hospitality haven’t felt like they are in the luckiest profession,” Ms Wood said.
The Lottery Office made a hospitality worker more than $43,000 richer this New Years Eve, after his café was shut down for more than a week due to COVID he signed up to The Lottery Office via the website.
“It just so happened that despite losing more than a week’s worth of income, it was the barista’s lucky day as his single-ticket entry into the USA Power Lotto’s massive $600+ million jackpot won division 3,” Ms Wood said.
“You’ve got zero chance of winning if you haven’t got a ticket,” she said.
The Lottery Office holds the appropriate license to offer Aussies the chance to win from international draws and donates a percentage of the cost of every ticket sold to charities across the country, allowing the organisation to help everyday Australians.
“We’re Australia’s ticket to the world’s largest official lotteries. When Australians purchase tickets in our lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the overseas draw and when one of our customers win, we pay them the exact amount of the winnings we collect from the overseas lottery ticket,” Ms Wood said.
“Not only are we providing a legitimate service with the required consumer safeguards to protect our players, we work to make a positive impact on the lives of everyday Australians by donating a percentage of ticket sales to local charities.”
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