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This Is the First Thing Americans Would Do If They Won the Lottery

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 3 of 12: The second most popular thing Americans would do with lottery winnings is share the money with friends and family. About 23 percent of respondents chose this option.Women and men are equally generous, the survey found. However, older Americans are more willing than younger generations to share winnings. In fact, adults age 65 and older were the most likely of any age group to want to share winnings with friends and family, and a higher percentage chose this option over paying off debt — 34 percent versus 33 percent.Younger Americans ages 18 to 24 were the least likely to want to share their money, with just 7.5 percent saying they would split winnings with friends and family.Find Out: Why Lending Money to Friends and Family Is a Bad Idea

About One-Fourth Would Share Their Winnings

The second most popular thing Americans would do with lottery winnings is share the money with friends and family. About 23 percent of respondents chose this option.

Women and men are equally generous, the survey found. However, older Americans are more willing than younger generations to share winnings. In fact, adults age 65 and older were the most likely of any age group to want to share winnings with friends and family, and a higher percentage chose this option over paying off debt — 34 percent versus 33 percent.

Younger Americans ages 18 to 24 were the least likely to want to share their money, with just 7.5 percent saying they would split winnings with friends and family.

Find Out: Why Lending Money to Friends and Family Is a Bad Idea

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