The first choice holiday for winners of the UK Lottery is the USA, according to a study by Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery.
The study, conducted by Oxford Economics, showed that Brits lucky enough to scoop the jackpot opted for flights to Florida as their number one choice, followed by trips to the Caribbean, the Canaries and Dubai. 27 per cent of winners who claimed at least £1 million said they would visit the US, with Disney World in Florida being a popular reason for the trip.
9 per cent of those winning £1 million or more said that they would prefer to enjoy their winnings on an island getaway in the Caribbean, while others preferred their sunshine closer to home, with flights to the Canary Islands an ever-popular choice for any budget. However, 68 per cent of Lotto winners said that wherever they chose for their dream trip, a five-star hotel would definitely be part of the vacation.
The National Lottery has created around 3,000 new millionaires in the UK since its launch in 1994. Winners have chosen to spend £21 million on holidays - making the average holiday spend for a Lotto winner around £7,100.
True to the British obsession with holidaying closer to home, the study also found that since the launch of the Lottery, 10 per cent of winners have spent some of their cash on a new caravan. This is estimated to have generated £7.4 million for the caravan industry, and added an extra 300 caravans to the nation's roads!Image sources:1 2 3