Survey: Most Would Keep Working If They Won The Lottery


After Melissa Weinmann won a $1 million lottery last week, she was asked what her plans were. The civil service worker, who had faced federal furloughs, said she and her husband, a Marine sergeant, plan to buy a boat and take their grandson to Disney World for his birthday. But she planned to show up for work on Monday. "If I didn't work," she told The Military Times, "I'd be lost."

Sound strange? Most surveys find American workers are unhappy at work. A full 70 percent say they are "disengaged." But a new Gallup survey suggests that most people are like Weinmann -- preferring to keep working even after winning a pot of cash.

The Gallup survey finds that two thirds of Americans would keep working even if they won $10 million.