Lottery winners: their must-have cars
Nigel is in good company. According to the latest research, a new BMW is the second most popular purchase for lottery winners, with a Range Rover coming in at number six.
Surprise entry for Vauxhall
The most popular brand that millionaires head for is Mercedes-Benz, with the C-Class topping the choice table for lottery winners. Vauxhall – in at number four in the list – might rate as more of a surprise entry in the chart, though.
A new car is also one of the first things that a lottery millionaire buys, with 36% of jackpot winners heading to a car showroom before buying a new house or even splashing some cash on the high street.
A car for every day of the week
Tom Naylor, a lorry driver from the West Midlands at the time of his win, won £15,528,286 on Lotto Extra in 2001. He said he wanted a car for every day of the week and that's just what he did. He bought a Rolls-Royce Phantom, three Jaguars – an XJ, XK and XJ220 - an Aston Martin DB9, a Land Rover Discovery and a Hummer.
In fact, 13% of jackpot winners have bought at least 10 cars since their win, while the average number of cars bought per winning household is 5.17.
On the whatcar.com homepage we're asking how many cars would you buy if you won the jackpot.
Meantime, here are the top 10 brands for lottery winners
5 Land Rover
6 Range Rover
Our own What Car? top 10 if we won the lottery...
Audi R8 – for performance
Rolls-Royce Phantom – for sitting in the back
Land Rover Discovery – for the family
BMW Z4 – for posing
Mini Cooper – for around town
Jaguar XF – for business
Jaguar XK – for those trips to the south of France
Lotus Evora – for sheer fun
Toyota Prius – for its green credentials
Maserati GranTurismo – for looking at
…and of course
Peugeot 3008 – our car of the year