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Win the Lotto and quit? A little light

If they won the Lotto, 4 out of 10 Belgians would stop working, according to a survey launched by Tempo-Team. Civil servants are said to be more inclined to stay on the job.

If you won the Lotto, would you stop working? With the help of the specialized Indiville office, the human resources services group Tempo-Team conducted a survey of 2,506 workers and 269 employers in Belgium. He thus discovered that 4 out of 10 workers would choose to to take it easy.


millions of euros

The biggest Lotto player ever won is just over 10 million euros.

However, the investigation showed that officials would be a little less inclined to let go of their “job” as employees and workers. But the poll results would undoubtedly have been very different if, instead of the Lotto, they had taken the EuroMillions as a basis.

The Lotto is not the EuroMillion …

When you win the Lotto, it’s rarely for very large sums. In this study, Tempo-Team evokes a gain of about a million euros. We can gain more, of course, but it is rare. Information taken from the National Lottery, the record amounts to just over 10 million euros. With a million euros, no one can be sure of having enough to live comfortably for a long time, especially with interest rates as low as they are today.

If we win atEuroMillions, on the other hand … A few weeks ago, a Swiss citizen removed a jackpot of 210 million euros. Without going that far, we would like to believe that well over 4 out of 10 Belgians would be willing to take leave of their employer in the event of winning the EuroMillions.

In the event of early departure, civil servants would have more to lose on the pension side than private sector workers.

We can also take the problem backwards: near 6 out of 10 Belgians would therefore continue to work if they pocketed a million untaxed. What to conclude, if not that they would probably be well advised to do so and that fortunately many seem to reason soundly …

Blissful officials?

Remains to be determined if officials are wiser that employees and workers, or if other reasons may explain the gap that they score compared to the other two statuses against winning the Lotto. “Their pension level”, blows us an expert. And it is true that in the event of an early departure, they would have more to lose on that side as private sector workers.

For Tempo-Team, which sees things in, say, more rosy, the fact of continuing to work or not would depend above all the level of involvement, motivation and pleasure felt at work. However, we do not have the feeling that officials be there so much happier than the others…

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