09/25/2014 11:02 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:08 EDT

What Kind Of People Play The Lottery? (With GIFs!)


So, lottery players. What makes them tick? Are there any defining characteristics about them as a whole? What are they like if they win the jackpot? And does it look anything like this?


That’s true, for some of them. But we bet there’s a ton of things (or, like, less than ten) that you didn’t know about the average lottery player, and we’ve gathered them all here for your GIF-loving pleasure.

WARNING: The following will be extra awesome for anyone who grew up in the ‘90s. You have been warned.

They’re pretty much equally male and female!


Who doesn’t love balance?

Most lottery players end up buying a LOTTO MAX or a 6/49 ticket.


Because why mess with a good thing?

Half of all adult Ontarians have played the lottery in the last two months.


Half a province is not too bad at all.

The majority of LM players have a University or Post-Graduate degree.


Fact: Degrees and diplomas are magic.

They cover a pretty wide age range.


And many of them give a portion the majority of their winnings to charity.


We can’t even say anything sarcastic about that one. That’s just nice.

Finally, for everyone who celebrates their winnings like this:


There’s someone who plans on pulling this instead:


And that’s totally cool. Whatever works for you.