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The Chinese Zodiac Sign That Won The Lotto Most Over The Last Year

As Chinese New Year fast approaches, new data released on Friday has shown which Chinese zodiac sign is the most lucky when it comes to cash.

Based on a study of the last 12 months ending 31 December 2019, the Lott has named which Chinese zodiac sign took out the most division one wins, sharing between them $1.3 billion in prize money.

And it was those born in the year of the Rat who won big, followed by the Goat which came in second and the Dragon which came in third.

It's a particularly good time to be a Rat, given 2020 marks a new start to the zodiac cycle, and brings us to the Year of the Rat.

The Rat, Goat and Dragon zodiac signs won the biggest in 2019. Image: Getty

The year of the Rat is the zodiac sign for people born in the years 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996. According to the zodiac tradition, people with the Rat sign enjoy saving and collecting and are optimistic and energetic.

Lott spokesperson Bronwyn Spencer said while they can't say for sure why the Rat sign had a particularly good year money-wise in 2019, it could be because "their optimistic and energetic nature encourages them to dream of that life-changing win."

“2019 also saw those born in the year of the Goat and year of the Dragon have a prosperous year and this may be because their sign describes them as strong and consistent," Spencer said.

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Those born in the year of the Snake and Dog had the least lotto wins in 2019, with Spencer adding they'll likely be hoping for their luck to turn around in 2020.

“While last year wasn’t the most prosperous year for the Dog, those close to Dog signs can be reassured that when they do win, their loyalty could mean it’s likely they will share it with their friends and family," she said.

It is the same for those born in the year of the Snake who are known as being plan makers.

You can see the full findings below:

Number of division one winners in 2019

1. Rat - 43

2. Goat - 39

3. Dragon - 38

4. Ox - 37

5. Horse - 35

6. Pig - 34

7. Rabbit - 34

8. Monkey - 32

9. Rooster - 31

10. Tiger - 31

11. Dog - 30

12. Snake - 30

Speaking to 10 daily, World Square cultural ambassador, Claudia Chan Shaw, said as the Rat is the first of all the zodiac animals, this year is a time for new beginnings and opportunities.

"Those born in the year of the Rat will need to increase their luck, as it's said 'your' year will be full of ups and downs. To overcome this, Rats can wear red every day this year," she said.

It's a good year to be a Rat. Image: Supplied

Shaw explained wearing red symbolises happiness, success and good fortune and suggested wearing a red bracelet, red piece of jade or even red underpants!

Yet Shaw noted while Rats are optimistic, energetic and well liked, they will need to enhance their own luck this year in 2020.

"Rats have an entrepreneurial spirit, are intelligent and adaptable. Simply wear red everyday and use those clever Rat skills!" she said.

Featured image: Getty