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Middle Child Benefits The Least From Lottery Wins, Survey Finds

The order children are born in may have an impact on how parents split their riches, a recent survey commissioned by The Lottery Office has revealed.

The survey, focused around family dynamics and attitudes towards the lottery, asked participants which of their children they would give the most money to if they won the lottery, with only 21.57% of respondents choosing their middle child.

The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said she was surprised to see that middle child syndrome applied when it came to the lottery.

“It may be because the oldest child tends to be more responsible financially that 47.06% of respondents opted to give their first born the most money from their hypothetical lottery win,” Ms Wood said.

“Alternatively, the 31.37% of respondents giving the most money to their youngest may be because the younger child has had less time in the workforce and therefore wouldn’t have as much in savings compared to their older siblings.”

The survey also revealed that almost a third of Australians (31.37%) would rather spend an entire lottery win within their lifetime than leave a hefty inheritance for their love ones and 61.76% of respondents believed spoiling children will negatively impact their growth and attitudes towards hard work.

The day before New Year’s Eve a Sydney couple won division 3 (AUD43,000) in The Lottery Office’s USA Power Lotto.

“Our café lost a lot of business over the New Year’s Eve weekend as one of our staff tested positive to COVID and we all had to isolate, which was a real kick-in-the-guts after barely making it through Sydney’s lockdowns,” the New South Welshman said.

“This win has come at the perfect time for us, and the best birthday present I could’ve given my wife. Once we’re out of isolation, I’m taking her out for the celebration she deserves.”

Ms Wood said the simplest way to enter The Lottery Office’s latest draws is by signing up via the The Lottery Office App or website.

“You can’t win the lottery if you don’t have a ticket,” Ms Wood said.

The Lottery Office is an Australian-owned provider and 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 the lives of 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.”

A full list of current lotteries and their jackpots is available on The Lottery Office App and website at

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