Wednesday, February 14, 2018
More than one-in-ten say they know someone who has won a major lottery, but with at least one winner fighting to keep her winnings anonymous, perhaps Americans know more lottery winners than they realize. But would Americans quit their jobs if they did win? Nearly half say no.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 11% of Americans say they know someone who was a big lottery winner, while most (87%) don’t know someone who was a big winner. These findings are little changed from the last time this question was asked in January 2016. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 7-8, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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