A survey conducted in honour of St. Patrick’s Day revealed that residents of Ireland feel luckier than their neighbours. On average, they experience 40 lucky moments each year, which is 10% more than the rest of the residents of the British Isles, as reported by Good News Network.

In addition to experiencing more instances of luck, the Irish are also more likely to consider themselves happy, with nearly half (49%) of Ireland’s residents seeing themselves as happy, compared to 40% in other countries. On the other hand, belief in bad luck among Irish adults is 17% higher than among residents of Great Britain (67% versus 50%). The survey also showed that 66% of the adult population in Great Britain considers themselves lucky in life. However, one in four British residents (25%) admitted to not knowing what luck is and finding it difficult to define.

During the survey, respondents were also asked if they considered anything their talisman—whether it be wearing lucky socks or finding a four-leaf clover. It turned out that 23% of adult residents in Great Britain used a talisman to increase their chances of luck, while among Irish respondents, this number was as high as 38%.

Furthermore, 57% of respondents from the Republic of Ireland had experienced beginner’s luck—succeeding at something on their first try. In England, Wales, and Scotland, only 36% of respondents reported such an experience.

A representative from Lottoland, the company that commissioned the survey, acknowledged that luck is a “strange concept.”

“Most people doubt its existence, but some people certainly seem luckier than others, as our lottery winners confirm. The question is whether you have to be born in Ireland to enjoy this luck or if you can just move to Dublin or Galway and bask in your luck,” joked the Lottoland representative.

Recall that last summer that a Ukrainian refugee from the Russian war, who has been living in Brussels for a year, won 500,000 euros in a scratch-off lottery. The man purchased the scratch card for 5 euros ($5.40) at a gas station on May 16. His identity remains undisclosed, but it is known that he is between 18 and 24 years old and has been residing in the Belgian capital for over a year.

Source: The Gaze