Lunar New Year welcomes the Year of the Ox, but which Zodiac signs won big last year?
It’s almost time for Lunar New Year!
As the Year of the Rat (finally!) comes to an end, so ushers in the Year of the Ox, and a brand-new year in the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
The Ox signifies prosperity, stability, and reliability — values we can all hope for in 2021.
As billions of people all over the world prepare to celebrate the occasion, we’ve been crunching the numbers to find out which Chinese Zodiac sign scooped the most major prize wins last year.
Curious to know how your sign ranked? Check out which Zodiac signs scored big in 2020.
Pig (1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995)
Between 1 January and 31 December 2020, it was players with the Zodiac sign of the Pig that scored the most wins, making up 12.9% of all major prize winners.
People born in the Year of the Pig are said to be optimistic, generous, and good-mannered, which might explain why we had so many new millionaires eager to share their prize with loved ones.
Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)
Sociable, charming, and clever; people with the Snake Zodiac sign trust their instincts and rely on gut-feelings. It turns out those feelings paid off well as they comprised 9.8% of winners last year.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000)
The Dragon is a powerful sign in the Zodiac. People born under this sign are energetic, charismatic and make great leaders. In 2020 Dragon sign players made up 9.5% of our winners. Perhaps they will lead the rankings in 2021.
Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992)
People born in the Year of the Monkey are known for being intelligent and lighthearted pranksters. They thrive on having fun, so it’s little wonder they enjoyed playing their favourite lottery games and scooped up 8.8% of major prize wins last year.
Rat (1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996)
The Year of the Rat may come first in the Zodiac cycle but only ranks fifth in our winning Zodiac signs. Quick-witted and curious Rat sign players comprised 8.8% of major prize winners.
Tiger (1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998)
Authoritative, courageous and warm-hearted; Tiger sign players shared in 8.2% of major prize wins last year.
Goat (1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003)
People born in the Year of the Goat are said to be creative, gentle and kind. They thrive when given love and reassurance, so even though they only enjoyed 7.9% of our major prize wins last year, we still think they’re pretty great!
Dog (1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994)
People with the Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful and make great friends. Exactly the kind of person who you’d want to share a winning moment with! They lapped up 7.3% of major prize wins last year.
Rooster (1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993)
Rooster sign players shared 6.9% of wins in 2020. However, their honest, practical and ambitious nature might see them climb the ranks in new Lunar Year.
Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)
Free-spirited and easy-going; people born in the Year of the Horse love to travel so we can imagine 2020 was a tough year for them. While they only scored 6.6% of our major prize wins last year, perhaps they’ll be making hay soon!
Ox (1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997)
2020 wasn’t a great year for our strong and steady Ox sign players, ranking down the ladder with 6.6% of wins. However, as we enter into their Zodiac year, time will tell if 2021 will truly be the Year of the Ox!
Rabbit (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999)
People born in the Year of the Rabbit love being around family and friends. They strongly dislike conflict, so we don’t see them picking any fights over ranking at the bottom of our winning Zodiac signs. Rabbit sign players comprised 6.6% of major prize wins.
With Saturday Lotto’s $20 million Superdraw taking place this weekend, perhaps some happy players will be starting the Lunar New Year feeling extra fortunate.
Superdraws are renowned for making millionaires so make sure you grab an entry before the draw closes Saturday 13 February, 7:30pm AEST.
Remember, lotteries are fun games of chance and every number has an equal possibility of being drawn. No matter what your Zodiac sign is, if you have an entry then you’re in with a chance to win.
Here’s hoping the year ahead brings good fortune for everyone!
Happy Lunar New Year, friends!
The above information is compiled from division one and major prize wins across all The Lott jurisdictions in Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball, Lucky Lotteries, Set for Life, Super 66, and Lotto Strike from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Data only includes major prize winners where the birth year is known.