|The online slots site, Cyberslotz.co.uk has conducted its own survey into what the British people think is lucky. The researched revealed that there are over one million pairs of lucky knickers in Britain and Ozzy Osbourne, Wayne Rooney and Madonna are at the top of the chart that identifies the luckiest celebrities in Britain. Among the perceived unluckiest are Victoria Beckham and Men Behaving Badly star, Leslie Ash.|
Although 77% of Britons believe that you have to make your own luck in life, most of us don't measure luck by fame, wealth and the associated accolades and plaudits. Happiness is what really counts.
Poll respondents unanimously said that people viewed as lucky all share a common trait - a sense of happiness and contentment - or so it appears on the surface. Camilla Parker, Bowles (18%) has got her man, Madonna (15%) seems to posses it all, Ozzy Osbourne (14%) has Sharon, while Robbie Williams (12%) and Wayne Rooney (9%) both have hugely successful careers.
Although we are generally a nation of cynics, 44% of Britons would define themselves as being lucky - lucky in love, money and ultimately in life. Of the 21% who believe in luck, 40% claim that a special number is likely to tip the balance of probability in their favour and increase their fortunes. And when it comes to the gender divide, one million women claim to own a lucky pair of knickers. Men however favour clothing such as football and sports tops, often believing that their effort will contribute to their team's success.
Brian Morgan, managing director of RAL Internet, the company that operates Cyberslotz, commented:
'Deep down, the majority of us know that a lucky object such as underwear or a special number won't increase our odds of winning something, being offered that great job, or even making us lucky in love.'
'What we do know is that certain objects and numbers give us that extra confidence and edge, making us believe that we can get what we really want out of life. Ultimately, the only way to be lucky is to increase and maximise your opportunities - and obviously if you don't play you can guarantee that you won't win,'
Mr Morgan, added: 'By no means are we suggesting that Britons should go out and blow their wages on gambling. People that play games to win prizes should only ever stake the amount they can afford, otherwise their luck may just run out!'