What you’d buy if you won £72m on EuroMillions

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There’s a bumper jackpot of £72m at stake in the EuroMillions lottery draw tonight.

So how does the average lottery millionaire spend his or her new found cash?

Research into the purchasing habits of 3,000 National Lottery jackpot winners revealed some clear favourites.

1. Property

More than four in five winners bought a new home, spending on average around £900,000. Almost a third purchased a hot tub for their new house, with 24 per cent going for a home with electric gates.

2. Staff

Thirty per cent of winners employed a cleaner and 24 per cent took on a gardener.

3, Holidays

America was the most popular destination for a celebratory holiday, with 27 per cent heading Stateside. The Caribbean, the Canary Islands and Dubai were also popular. More than two-thirds stayed at luxury five-star hotels, although many preferred slightly humbler surroundings - researchers found that winners have also generated £7.4m of UK caravan sales.

4. Early retirement

Almost 60 per cent of those surveyed had given up work, with 31 per cent taking up unpaid voluntary work. Fifteen per cent invested some of their cash in starting business.

The 2012 study by lottery organisers Camelot and Oxford Economics said over £8.5bn had been won since the National Lottery launched in 1994,