What children would do if they won the lottery will restore your faith in Britain

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Friday 22 January 2016 18:00
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The world may sometimes seem full of hatred - with Donald Trump leading Republican polls in the US, far-right groups rising in Europe and wars playing out across the Middle East.

But from time to time, there is a glimmer of optimism. Judging by a new poll from YouGov, which asked children aged between 11 and 16 what they would do if they won the lottery, the future of the planet may be in safe hands...

1. Give some money to my family 76%

2. Take my family on holiday 73%

3. Put it in a savings account 64%

4. Buy myself a new set of clothes 58%

5. Invest it in something 44%

6. Give some money to my friends 41%

7. Have a party 39%

8. Buy a games console 36%

9. Something else 22%

10. Buy an island 14%

11. Quit school 10%

12. I don't know 4%

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