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One in ten lottery winners buy a new caravan

Oct 23 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

What would you do if you won the lottery? Have a champagne bath every day and jet off to the Caribbean every month or so? A new study of 3000 millionaires created since the lottery started in 1994 has found that winners tend to have more modest tastes, with ten per cent splashing out on a new caravan for home-based hols.

The study, released this week by Oxford Economics, also found that of those who did go abroad, 32 per cent didn’t bother with five-star accommodation while there. And the most common make of car new millionaires bought was an Audi.

One in three new lottery winners invested in a hot tub, with one fifth going back to work after their win. 15 per cent started a new business with their winnings.

Suffolk couple Adrian and Gillian Bayford, who won £148 million on Euromillions in August, went to a Scottish caravan park to chill after their win, before going on a holiday abroad – using Easyjet.