What are lottery players really like? We developed a short quiz to determine what kind of lottery player you are, but there are characteristics that many lottery players share. This isn’t a definitive list, but if you’re gunning for those Powerball winning numbers, you might find that you have one or more of these personality traits.


Happy woman by window

Dreaming about being the next Powerball winner takes plenty of positivity and optimism. You know it will happen one day. You are a glass-half-full kind of thinker, and you always believe in the possibility of an amazing outcome. People love surrounding themselves with people who exude positivity, which is one of the reasons you make a great friend.


Lottery winners are known for the good they do in their communities. There are tons of great stories about lottery winners who gave it all to charity, and even those who don’t usually give some money away to their family and friends. With so many selfless ways to spend your winnings and great charities you could fund, the options are endless. Plus, even when you don’t win, you can be proud that some of the money from your ticket goes to support great initiatives in your state.


Woman Indulging in Sweets

But in the fun way! You aren’t afraid to take chances and can be a bit of a thrill seeker. This adventurous streak impresses friends and family and can be used to your advantage in other areas of your life, like work or your hobbies.


Lottery players are totally okay with commitment. It may mean participating in a weekly or monthly game, choosing numbers and sticking to them and even organizing drawing pools with friends, family members or coworkers. Whether you win or lose, you stay the course. A level of long term dedication is needed when you’re playing to win.


Man Daydreaming in Blue

You dream about the future and you have big plans for yourself. Maybe you have plans drawn up for the dream house you’ll build, or you’ve decided which vacations you’ll take first. Even when the going gets rough, you are always looking ahead to bigger and better things. You aren’t afraid to think outside the box and take risks for the chance of a better outcome.


You aren’t afraid of taking on challenges that get your adrenaline pumping. You’re the kind of person who might be drawn to daredevil activities like skydiving or bungee jumping. Maybe you have a list of crazy activities you can’t wait to do when you win it big at Powerball. You don’t believe in playing it safe all the time, and that’s a good thing.


Female Rock Climber

It takes a certain level of resilience to persevere even after a loss or two. Lottery players know how to cope with a loss and bounce quickly back to their feet afterwards. Your resilience is admirable and probably carries over into other areas of your life, like dealing with challenging projects at work or at home.

Do any of these traits sound familiar? Which characteristic most describes yourself or someone you know? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

You can also download the AutoLotto app for your smartphone or tablet device and earn yourself one free Powerball ticket. Do you feel more optimistic or resilient after playing? There’s only one way to find out!

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