In our generation, celebrities and actors are held in high esteem. We appreciate their talent and follow their careers. It is hard to imagine being someone who lives their life in the spotlight and earns more money than most of us ever will.
We base our opinions of these famous people on their images and not on the people they are. But the bond we feel will keep us going to their shows and supporting them financially and on social media.
It may surprise you to know who some of the most wealthy celebrities are. It is not usually the hottest star on the scene today. It may also surprise you that these rich people enjoy playing the lottery like many of us.
Why play the lottery?
One of the most common questions we get is, why would a rich celebrity play the lottery when they already live like a lottery winner? Because it is fun! That is why millions of people play the lottery every day. Most know the odds are that they will not win. But there is that slight chance they will.
They may pick the correct numbers and hit a huge jackpot. Every person has the same chance of winning. It can be someone who works as a janitor or the CEO of a corporation. Celebrities want the same excitement as anyone else.
If a person of wealth wins the jackpot, it is up to them what they do with the money. They may keep it and donate it to charity. Either way, they get the choice.
Wealthy celebrities who play the lottery
Simon Cowell – Net Worth USD 600 Million
Simon Cowell is a well-known English TV personality. He is widely recognized as a judge on various talent shows such as American Idol and X-Factor. This wealthy celebrity frequently buys lottery tickets to the UK National Lottery. We will never know if or how many times Cowell may have had one because he always marks his tickets as “no publicity.”
George Clooney – Net Worth – $500 Million
George Clooney is an American actor and director. His movies have won him 67 awards, including:
- Academy Awards – 2
- British Academy Film Award – 1
- Golden Globe Awards – 4
Clooney has made millions in Hollywood. Clooney has partnered with Rande Gerber as co-founder of the fast-growing tequila brand Casamigos. Their aim is to make tequila affordable for everyone.
Clooney has starred in a long list of hit films, including
- Ocean’s Eleven
- Three Kings
- The Ides of March
- One Fine Day
- Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind
Clooney is known to enjoy playing the lottery, with his favorite being Super Enalotto Draw.
George and his wife, Amal Clooney, were awarded an award for their generous help with the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Amitabh Bachchan – Net worth – $400 Million
Bachchan is the reality TV host for the KBC Lotteries. We have no information on Bachchan playing the lottery but have added him as a courtesy. Bachchan wants people to be aware of a What’s Up scam tricking people. Please use the link posted to see if your number is a winner.
Movies to his credit include
Other big names who play the lottery.
We cannot post every celebrity in one article that has a love for playing the lottery.
Here are a few more famous people who are known to play:
- Madonna – an American Pop star (musical)
- Elizabeth Hurley – English actress
- Matt Kemp – A professional baseball player
- Hugh Jackman – Australian actor
- Paris Hilton – an American Media personality
- Wayne Rooney – Manchester United’s Superstar
- Terry Bradburry – Pro football player, UK
- Jessica Simpson – American actress
- Chris Singleton – NBA player
Wealth comes to many people in various venues of life. Famous actors, musicians, and entertainers are certainly in the limelight. But sports stars, business tycoons, and people we may not recognize are often wealthy.
Winning the lottery may do little to affect their bank balances. But they play for the love of the game. This is even more likely since lotteries are now available online. While some people play for the love of money, many have proven that money is secondary.
A lot of winners have given their prizes away to support worthy causes. Many stars have donated large sums of money to charities. One example is Madonna, who won €120,000 in a lottery and gave the money to build a school in Nigeria.
If you have not played the lottery, go online and try it. You may win a considerable sum of money. Whether you use the money to better your life, help people in need, or save it for a rainy day, you will be glad you followed the lead of these superstars.