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When Even £4m isnt Enough: The Amount We Need to Win in Order to Give Up Work


The average Briton would want to win at least £5.4 million before giving up their day job, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 UK adults by online games destination, as part of the Working After Winning Report revealed that the average Brit wouldn’t deem anything less than £5 million enough to quit their job.

More than a third (36%) would continue working if they won a substantial amount of money, and one in six (16%) would work for a charity if they won the jackpot.

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.

A Wink Slots spokesperson commented;

“We often talk about what we would do with our winnings, but not what we would do after hitting the jackpot. It’s great to see a third of Britons 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.”

Upon winning a large sum of money, 83% of Britons would not tell their boss, with just 8% saying they would admit to how much they had won.

While 46% would confide in their colleagues about their winnings, but 32% would disclose the amount won.

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

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