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MORE THAN FOUR IN FIVE WOULD HIDE JACKPOT WIN FROM THEIR BOSSES

More than four in five employees would not tell their boss about a substantial lottery win.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by online games destination, WinkSlots.com as part of the Working After Winning Report revealed that just 8% would admit to how much they had won.

 Almost half (46%) would however confide in their colleagues about their winnings, with a third (32%) willing to disclose the amount they had one to their closer colleagues.

 Research also highlighted that the average Briton would want to win at least £5.4 million before giving up their day job.

 More than a third (36%) would continue working if they won a substantial amount of money.

 11% would retrain for a different career after winning a large cash sum, with 1 in 5 (21%) saying they would choose to do so in the digital media industry.

 Other popular industries to retrain in included, film (18%), travel (16%), music (14%) sports (9%), and science (8%).

 A quarter of Britons (24%) would invest in a business if they won a substantial amount of money, with 27% choosing property to plough their winnings into – the top industry to invest in.

Those who would invest their jackpot winnings also listed banking and finance (19%), hospitality (18%), automotive (14%), tourism & leisure (14%) and information technology (6%) industries as popular places of investment.

 Alternatively, one in six (16%) would work for a charity if they won the jackpot.

 A Wink Slots spokesperson commented; “Although most industry competition tends to be amongst colleagues, it is interesting to see that the majority of Britons would rather disclose news about an out-of-work financial gain with a co-worker over their boss.

 “Almost one in three would even feel happy to disclose the exact winnings with their fellow colleagues, despite the risk of office gossip and potential jealously.

 It is however great to see that Brits enjoy their jobs so much that they would continue working despite their windfall, and that some would even use the opportunity to retrain or volunteer their time for charity.

 “The amount we would want to win before giving up our day job shows that we are cautious and tend to think long term when it comes to retirement – we want to ensure we have enough money to last through the years before entirely giving up work.”

 Unsurprisingly, we are most likely to share the good news with our family (83%) and friends (73%).