25% Of People Would Leave Their Partner If They Won The Lottery
A study found a sinister side to people in Britain, with ‘millions’ saying they’d happily celebrate a big win on the Lottery by ditching their other half.
Where’s the love?
Researchers who carried out a detailed study found more than one in four people would leave their partner, with some admitting as little as a £100k lottery payout would be enough for them to walk away!
One in 50 people said they’d be willing to cut ties with their partner for ‘less than £50,000’. Ouch.
So what was the difference between men and women? It emerged men would be more likely to be tempted to run back to an ex if they won money, while women would prefer to run off with someone superior to their current partner.
The study was carried out by Lottoland ahead of this Friday’s £116 million EuroMillions Superdraw.
A Lottoland spokesman said:
Everyone has their price, and it’s something that most couples will have at least considered in jest – ‘What would it take to break us up?’
In that sense our findings are quite reassuring.
However, dealing with huge sums of money like this week’s EuroMillions jackpot, Brits will apparently be tempted by the dark side.
Of course, there are the three out of four who wouldn’t leave their partner, but some said they would dedicate funds to ‘bettering’ their boyfriend or girlfriend, with 31 per cent said they would pay for plastic surgery to make them ‘more attractive’.
I don’t know about you, but I rather my partner leave me than think they can ‘better’ me, but hey, that’s just my opinion.
One third would buy their partner a new wardrobe, and one in four would buy a premium gym membership to get fit.
And one in ten people said they would ‘trade it all in’ for a £1 million wad.