Friday, 22 September 2017

This Is The Luckiest Person In The UK - and It's Good News For 33 Year Old Paul

If you're a male, aged 33, you've got brown hair, and your name is Paul, your luck could be in – literally.

Researchers polled 2,000 Brits to find out the luckiest name in the country and the traditional name of Paul took top spot for men – with Rachel and Becky joint first for women.

The age Brits feel luckiest was revealed to be 33 and 11 months, with 41 per cent of respondents saying this was the luckiest year of their lives. The study was conducted by online gaming site, whose spokesman Gregory Tatton-Brown said: "What is luck? Do people make it themselves, or are some people genuinely born luckier than others? And can something as arbitrary as what you are named mean that you have more luck than others over the course of a lifetime?"

The luckiest people in the country also tend to have light blue eyes, choose blue as their favourite colour, and have no pet – although dogs are deemed luckier than cats. And blue is also the colour for lucky people's cars – as the second luckiest colour behind silver, with Ford the most common car for lucky folks.

Retail is the luckiest industry to work in, followed by teaching, transport and logistics, and property and construction. And possibly due to the streets being allegedly paved with gold, London was also voted the luckiest city to live in, with Birmingham coming in second place.

The most common lucky number among Brits that believe themselves to be particularly lucky was 7, with one in 20 going for the traditionally unlucky 13. Eight in 10 of the unluckiest respondents in Britain believe that some people are naturally luckier than others. And of the respondents that rated themselves as lucky as can be, more than half had some good luck within the last week.

The top reasons for people to count themselves as lucky were being good with money, being blessed with children or being in a great relationship.And one in 10 say they survived a near death experience.

On the other side of the coin, the unlucky respondents said they never seem to be in the 'right place at the right time,' rarely win on raffles or scratch cards, and don't even have luck finding cash on the floor. Gregory Tatton-Brown said: "It is interesting to see what people considered examples of luck – from finding cash on the floor to having a good education. "And most people believe that being lucky tends to make you happier, which makes sense – who wouldn't want fortune to smile on them more often?

"The games at contain a mixture of luck and skill – so you'll need a bit of both if you want to be a winner."

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