City Workers Have Been Going Lotto Crazy

The Evening Standard reports that, not content with those big bonus payouts that they are due to receive for their efforts this year, City workers went crazy last week, buying up tickets for last Friday's $227m EuroMillions lotto draw.

According to the newspaper, 8 of the top 10 selling EuroMillions retailers are based in the City and Docklands, and the single fastest selling outlet in Britain is in the Docklands area, which houses a raft of investment banks and law firms.

Tough luck, though, as the jackpot - which had rolled over an amazing 11 times - was shared by 20 people (seven based in Britain), but none are thought to have been City folk.

Finally, Bloomberg reports that, according to a Global Action Plan study, the Square Mile wastes $32.2m a year and produces 200,000 tonnes of unnecessary carbon dioxide by not turning off the lights in empty offices (just where is Sir John Bond when you need him ?) The wasteful emissions are the equivalent to those produced by 346,000 London-to-New York flights. And the research did not even take in Canary Wharf!

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