Dutch are sober, generous lottery winners

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22 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — A majority of Dutch people (69 percent) would share their prize if they won the lottery, but almost as many did not expect to share in any cash won by family or friends.

22 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — A majority of Dutch people (69 percent) would share their prize if they won the lottery, but almost as many did not expect to share in any cash won by family or friends.

These were the main findings of research conducted for the Nederlandse Staatsloterij released on Tuesday. Some 667 people between the ages of 15 and 64 participated in the survey.

The Dutch are also rather level-headed fortune hunters, the researchers said, with just 7 percent admitting to little rituals when they play the lottery and 18 percent saying they choose lucky numbers.

They are also quite pessimistic (or realistic), with just 12 percent believing they will ever win the jackpot.

But if they did, around a quarter said they would spend the money on living a more luxurious life and doing more nice things. Others would buy a house (18 percent) or pay off debts (15 percent).

Only 13 percent said they would give up work.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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