Liverpool’s post-coronavirus Bucket List Reveals a Yearning for the Good Life

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Establishing a vegetable plot, redesigning the garden and learning a musical instrument are just some of the must-haves on Liverpudlians’ new normal bucket list, according to a survey carried out by The National Lottery.

The research was conducted ahead of the £15M ‘Must Be Won’ Lotto jackpot draw this Saturday (27 June).

It revealed that 43% of people surveyed in Liverpool say they have changed their wish list since the Covid-19 outbreak and now dream of the good life, and a millionaire lifestyle much closer to home.

Just over a quarter say they are now less interested in material possessions and are more focused on living a healthier lifestyle, and 38% of those surveyed said their priorities now are to reduce stress and worry with travel to exotic locations, adrenaline-inducing skydives and marathon running challenges taking a backseat.

Just over 13% say investing in a personal trainer would be a priority together with a focus on improving their overall well-being through Yoga and Pilates.

Around a quarter of Liverpudlians say a holiday home by the sea would now be a top priority, while 15% say they would build a hot tub in the garden.

With a £15M ‘Must Be Won’ Lotto jackpot up for grabs on Saturday, participants from across Liverpool were also asked how they might spend a big National Lottery win.

Top of the list is re-designing the garden, closely followed with learning the piano or a musical instrument and learning a new language.

Commenting on the findings, Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said: “The nation’s ‘new normal’ bucket list has certainly changed tack following lockdown, however while our movements may have been curtailed, our dreams have not and they are now firmly focused around the simple joys of life.

“Over the years we have seen our winners relish the freedom a big win gives them, allowing them to follow their dreams. What we are seeing now is that those  dreams are closer to home and based around the people and experiences we value the most. The greatest happiness often comes from having more free time to spend time with family and friends, trying a new hobby or investing in a campervan and hitting the open road. This research shows that if one person wins £15M on Saturday night, they are most likely to splash out on a country estate with its very own walled kitchen garden rather than a fleet of sports cars!”

This Saturday’s Lotto draw (27 June) is a special ‘Must Be Won’ event draw with a £15M jackpot up for grabs. The life-changing jackpot cannot roll beyond this draw so if no one matches all six main numbers then the prize will roll down, potentially creating lots of millionaires (when players match five main numbers and the bonus ball) as well as boosting the prizes at all levels. Players can check their tickets online at or via the National Lottery App.


1Redesign the garden
2Build a hot tub in the garden
3Create a pub/bar in the garden
4Volunteer for charity on a regular basis
5Learn the piano or another musical instrument
6Learn a new language
7Go fresh water swimming
8Build a home office in the garden
9Have a drive in cinema experience
10Get my own vegetable garden

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