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Survey: How Big Lottery Winners In Canada Deal With Huge Jackpot Payouts.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has released information on more than 240 winners of at least $1 million who responded to surveys (42% of all the multi-million-dollar winners).
All major lottery and casino gaming winners in Canada are required by law to reveal their names and where they are from to lottery and gaming officials. This makes it much easy to receive accurate information regarding theses big casino and lotto wins. Of the 240 people interviewed by the Corporation the following results were received:
What did the big jackpot winners do with the money?
89% of those who responded put the money in the bank.
75% of those who responded shared the money with close family and/or friends.
62% of those who responded bought a new car.
58% of those who responded paid off outstanding debts.
56% of those who responded took a dream vacation.
47% of those who responded donated at least some of the winnings to charity.
37% of those who responded paid off their housing mortgage.
34% of those who responded bought a house.
28% of those who responded paid for education for self or family.
15% of those who responded changed their lifestyle.
6% of those who responded bought a boat.
How did the big win change the jackpot winner's life?
95% of those who responded sought professional financial advice.
77% of those who responded reported they had been contacted by the news media. 93% of those contacted said they received fair and courteous treatment.
47% of those who responded said they were solicited for donations. Among those solicited, 71% said it was "not a problem".
42% of those who responded either retired, gave up their job, changed jobs, went to school or opened their own business.
All winners who responded changed their lives for the better! In some cases the changes where so dramatic that they could be referred to as "life changing". What about those people who have had the good fortune to win a life changing fortune? Take a trip through the amazing world of progressive slots winners... just a couple of big stories.
Georgios M. won €6,300,253.63
Georgios M., a 36 year old business owner, husband and father became an instant multi-millionaire when he won €6.3 million ($8,6 million) in CASH while playing the Mega Moolah progressive slot machine at River Belle Online Casino! That's the current online casino jackpot record! Georgios joined the ranks of the multi-millionaires with a €5 bet a spin, a click of the mouse and a nod from lady luck!
One of retired players, Joaquim M. won a huge progressive jackpot worth €1,453,610.18 while playing his favorite Major Millions online Progressive Slot game at Jackpot City Online Casino.
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