New survey reveals a third of Irish players use birthdays to pick their lottery numbers

Using birthday dates to hit the jackpot is one of the common lotto strategies in Ireland, according to a new survey. Over a third of players in this country use birthdays of their loved ones in hope this good luck charm will transform them into instant millionaires.

New study revealed 38% of punters in Ireland use this method while filling out their tickets. Special dates are pretty popular in general, but they aren’t the only important numbers players opted for. Some of them used car registration and PPS numbers, and one punter even went so far to try his luck with the dates of famous battles.

The National Lottery spokesperson stated that experiences of people in the Winners’ Room prove how important it is to use the right number when filling out your ticket. Many of them also opted for birth dates of family members and friends, because they hold them close to their heart.

Most people had pretty good idea what they would do with the money if their ticket turned out to be the winning one. 66% of them said they would move into dream home after hitting it big, while additional 44% opted for a more humble alternative – renovating their current homes.

Epic holidays also proved to be a pretty popular option, and 36% of winners said they’d like to travel more if they were fortunate enough to scoop a major prize. America is a dream destination of 39% people who took part in this survey, but Australia or New Zealand proved to be pretty popular, as well.

24% of potential winners claimed they would like to celebrate their victory in style – by throwing a party for their family and friends and sharing this life-changing moment with them.

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