For some, the concept of luck is purely a myth designed to define the potential of experiencing something positive without any prior work. However, contemporary research shows that many factors can have a significant influence on how regularly you experience such a positive phenomenon as well as how and when such an experience is perceived as “lucky”.
As a result of that fact, we’re going to look at what factors statistically make somebody luckier than others within modern-day society. From age to gender and even names, numerous features of life appear to have a significant impact on how fortunate we are as people.
The Luckiest Age Group
It is widely considered that Britain is a nation of lucky people, with 46 per cent of the population considering themselves as fortunate in life. As a result of believing in luck, those that believe themselves to be fortunate tend to approach their daily tasks with a positive mindset, which, in turn, impacts upon the amount of good fortune that they receive. Moreover, one aspect of life which is regarded as having an influential impact of our day-to-day successes relates to age group and which category you fall into.
In a recent study, online lottery provider Lottoland found the “luckiest person” in the UK can be categorised through their age group. On their online magazine, they explain that those that fell into the 46-60 age group typically enjoyed the most luck, with a win ratio of 21.44 per cent. By comparison, the 31-45 age group, who placed a similar number of bets, only scored a win ratio of 20.47 per cent, which statistically results in them being the unluckiest age group.
What are the Luckiest Names?
While age appears to correlate to varying levels of luck, it’s not the only social factor that contributes to our good fortunes. Even though half of the British population describe themselves as superstitious when it comes to black cats, Friday the 13th and walking under ladders resulting in bad luck, evidence suggests that your name, along with your age, might actually affect how lucky you are.
Within their study, Lottoland found that certain names tend to have more luck than others when it comes to winning. For females, the name Anna is statistically the luckiest on the entire platform as it comes in with a win ratio of 54.10 per cent. Furthermore, while they are both still considered lucky, the 28.17 per cent and 22.73 per cent win ratios attached to the names Deborah and Rachel respectively are significantly lower than Anna’s. For men, Nigel is the luckiest name with a win percentage of 36.01, while Jon is the unluckiest with a ratio of only 16.37 per cent. However, despite Anna being the luckiest name, men are statistically 2.19 per cent luckier than women.
Luck Can be Categorised
Some people believe that good fortune is one of those things that you either do or don’t have, but it now seems apparent that several personal factors can categorise luck. With age, name and gender all demonstrating a positive impact on potential success, there’s perhaps a case to be made that luck is now more than just a mere myth.