The Magic Number when it comes to a major lotto win

Published: 20 March 2017


A Million bucks just ain’t what it used to be.

Almost one in three Australians believe they would need to win at least $10 million in the lottery to realise their dreams, a survey from Golden Casket has found.

A quarter of those surveyed said $1 million would be adequate, while the rested opted for a number between $2 and $8 million.

Asked what they would do with the money to achieve happiness, most [33.3 per cent] aspired to become debt free and financially secure, while helping family and friends came in at a close second [29.9 per cent].

The survey stands in stark contrast to a Queensland report from six months ago, which showed the majority of Sunshine Staters would be happy with $1 million in winnings.

Golden Casket spokesman Matt Hart said the survey showed the dreams of potential lotto winners were becoming more and more expensive.

“It’s surprising to see in 2017 Queenslander’s dreams have suddenly become ten times more expensive to realise!” he said.

“Sadly, this survey suggests that Queensland adults are feeling their dreams are a little more out of reach, perhaps because of concerns about the cost of living, the economy or maybe recent international developments.”

Mr Hart said the survey showed Australians had many diverse thoughts on what made them happy.

“From speaking to our million-dollar winners, it’s clear that everyone has a different and unique dream. For some, it’s paying off their mortgage and going on a Mediterranean cruise, while for others it’s that long overdue trip to the dentist and being able to go to the salon rather than colour your hair at home,” he said.