Brits reveal their top charms for luck – with coins, horseshoes, jewellery and UNDERWEAR believed to bring good fortune

SUPERSTITIOUS Brits have revealed their lucky charms, with coins, jewellery and underpants on the list.

A poll of 2,000 adults found 42 per cent own an item which they believe brings them good fortune.

And while many credit keyrings and pictures of loved ones with their luck, some say socks, shoes and even chairs are responsible.

Tattoos are considered to be lucky by some too, as are teddy bears, four-leaf clovers, and even glasses, cups and mugs.

The study, commissioned by Buzz Bingo to mark over £1million won on its £50k Big Buzz Special jackpot, found two-thirds of adults believe in good and bad luck.

Richard Kearns of the company said: “We all take strength from other things – whether that’s other people or physical objects.

"So, it’s quite understandable those polled own items which they consider to be lucky.

“We often see members choosing the same electronic touchpad or sitting in the same seat each time they visit one of our clubs.

“We love these quirky rituals and it’s even better when we see the true delight in those member’s faces when they get a win and feel like their charms have played their part."

The research also found 49 per cent of those polled are superstitious, and three-quarters actively do and don’t do certain things for fear of being burdened with bad luck.

More than a third have avoided walking under ladders, a quarter have opted not to open umbrellas indoors, and 20 per cent have avoided putting their shoes on tables. 

According to 15 per cent, not following these superstitions and similar can result in losing items.

Brits’ top lucky charms

1.           Ring

2.           Bracelet

3.           Necklace

4.           A coin

5.           Keyring

6.           Picture of a loved one

7.           T-shirt

8.           Watch

9.           Glass/cup/mug

10.         Socks

11.         Wrist band

12.         Lucky cat

13.         Pair of pants

14.         Horseshoe

15.         Locket

16.         A tattoo

17.         Pair of shoes

18.         Scarf

19.         Teddy bear

20.         Pocket watch

21.         Bag of leaves / herbs

22.         Brooch

23.         Four-leaf clover

24.         Phone charm

25.         Lucky chair

26.         Pair of spectacles

27.         Hand-me-down handkerchief

28.         Hip flask

29.         Flag

30.         Novelty pants

Other outcomes include suffering financially (15 per cent) and breaking ‘something’ (15 per cent).

And 15 per cent are certain bad things have happened to them as a direct result of contravening superstitions.

However, those polled don’t just change or adopt particular behaviours to keep misfortune at bay – some also do things to get good luck.

These include crossing their fingers (36 per cent) and picking up pennies (30 per cent).

A third also have a lucky number with seven the most popular.

Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of those with a lucky digit incorporate it into their life, such as sitting at tables with that number and choosing options associated with it.

In a similar vein, 28 per cent consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day, and a fifth actively avoid the number 666.

The research carried out through OnePoll also found a third believe in horoscopes, with 26 per cent of the opinion zodiac signs have an impact on someone’s luck.

A spokesperson for Buzz Bingo said: “The study shows superstition can have a big impact on the lives of many of us and some will go to great lengths to protect their luck."

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