ON THE eve of one of the biggest lottery draws in history myLotto24 has discovered a staggering 79 per cent of boastful Brits claim that they’d be a better BILLIONAIRE than the likes of Lord Sugar, Sir Richard Branson and Mike Ashley.
Well, Britain… now’s your chance to find out!
Lottery fever has gripped the world as jackpots for the US Powerball and Mega Millions reached a staggering £1.7 billion and counting, so what better time to canvas the nation and see what our potential billionaires have got planned for their fortune. Perhaps they might give you an idea or two…
Our research can reveal that when it comes to the super-rich’s super bank balance, two fifths of the public believe that their accumulated wealth is selfish.
A further 36% protest that billionaires don’t give enough back to the community with another third stating that their use of money is immoral.
We also found that if given the chance, almost four fifths of Brits firmly believe that they would be a better billionaire. Over four in ten people claiming that they would be more generous with their cash and an additional quarter stating that they would certainly spend it more wisely.
Despite this commitment to be a better billionaire and do more good, it wouldn’t stop wanna-be billionaire Brits from splashing the cash, with 60 per cent generously dreaming of spending it on family and friends, and just under half desperate to travel the world.
Perhaps more alarming, only 49% of those polled would invest their wealth!
With nearly a third eyeing-up a splurge on luxury items, the results coincide with industry figures released today predicting a 40 per cent increase in the number of the very biggest 100m-plus yachts built in the next few years.*
A true story of rags to riches, a big win on Powerball and Mega Millions would instantly propel the lucky person into the top 100 of the UK’s rich list and eclipse Britain’s largest jackpot winners, Colin and Chris Weir, by over a staggering £1.5bn.
With money often bringing out the worst in people, envious Brits are far from complimentary about the most prominent self-made billionaires in Britain with Sir Philip Green topping the chart as the least admired. This is followed by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley in a close second and third respectively.
Given the chance, over half of Brits believe they could spend a billion pounds in under six years, and Today UK residents also have the chance to grab the big win through lotto betting which gives punters the chance to bet on international draws and have the jackpot matched.
Brits have until 1am Wednesday (GMT) to get their Mega Millions bets on and with a 4am draw one of our potential billionaires could soon be putting their new found money where their mouth is!