Trouble In Paradise – Survey Finds Partners At Odds With Lotto Split
Over a third of people in relationships (35.29%) would not split their winnings 50/50 with their partner if they won the lottery a recent survey has revealed.
The survey commissioned by The Lottery Office also found 29.93% of Australians would leave their partner if they were somehow guaranteed a $1 million lottery win.
The Lottery Office CEO Jaclyn Wood said a lottery win might not be the ticket for couples on the rocks this Valentine’s Day.
“Financial stresses are a common grievance for couples, but a sudden windfall will come with its own challenges,” Ms Wood said.
“Differing opinions on how the winnings should be spent or even whether the win should be split at all are common issues.
“Coupled-up lottery players need to be aware that lottery tickets purchased using their ‘marital money’ could be considered an asset from the marriage and may be split between the couple should these money squabbles result in divorce,” Ms Wood said.
Interestingly, 16.67% said they wouldn’t tell their partner they won the lottery at all and 89.22% of respondents said a lotto win would make them wary of new friends or partners in case they are only interested in them for their money.
“While it may be a major red flag to not to share such major news with their partner, many people choose to remain anonymous, even to their loved ones,” Ms Wood said.
“This could be to safeguard themselves from having the money change their life and values too drastically or from people acting differently around their suddenly rich partner or family member.”
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.
“Players feeling lucky in love and lottos can access the Italian Super Jackpot and take a chance on the AUD$249 million jackpot.”
The Italian Super Jackpot is set to close Tuesday 15th February 2022.
A full list of current lotteries and their jackpots is available on The Lottery Office website: www.lotteryoffice.com.au.