How much money would you need to quit your job?
For Nebraska’s newest millionaires, $122 million was enough.
For the rest of us, it might depend on how “engaged” we are in our jobs.
A recent Gallup poll found that people who are more engaged in their work are more likely to stay in their current job if they win the lottery.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed who said they were “engaged” workers would continue to work in their current job even if they won a $10 million lottery prize, while only 20 percent of “actively disengaged” workers said they would do the same.
Gallup defines “engaged” workers as those involved in and enthusiastic about their work and their workplace.
Majorities of all workers -- engaged or not -- indicate they would continue working after winning $10 million. The major difference among groups is in the percentage saying they would continue to work their current job versus taking a different job, indicating that working has benefits that go beyond a paycheck, Gallup said.