- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A new poll finds two-thirds of Americans workers would stick with their jobs even if they won $10 million in the lottery, an uptick in loyalty to the workforce compared to similar studies before the 2008-2009 recession.

Only 31 percent of respondents to Gallup said they would stop working after their financial windfall. The polling group has asked the same question three times before, but those saying they’d quit ranged from 39 percent to 44 percent.

Additionally, “most American workers who predict they would continue working even after winning the lottery say they would want to stay at the same job rather than seek a new job,” Gallup said.

But the dynamics shift based on age. Workers aged 55 and older are more likely to say they’d quit if the won the prize and are also more likely to stick with their current employer.

Younger workers were much more likely to explore different jobs if they struck it rich in the lottery.

• Tom Howell Jr. can be reached at thowell@washingtontimes.com.

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