Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman Buys Lottery Tickets For Crew
Hugh Jackman treats to the crew members on his films to 500 lottery tickets every Friday.
Hugh Jackman buys the crew members on his movies 500 lottery tickets every Friday.
The actor began his generous tradition as a way of getting his colleagues on side when he first began acting in the US because he was "embarrassed" he didn't know who they were.
Speaking at a press conference for 'Real Steel' at Claridge's hotel in London, he told BANG Showbiz: "It's my way of paying taxes. The very first film I did in America, I was embarrassed to say two months in that I didn't know half of the crew's names. So I thought that on a Friday afternoon I'll whip by and buy lottery tickets for everyone and hand them out saying it's an Australian tradition - but it's not.
"I buried myself, because from that moment on I have never had a Friday off from filming. If I'm not called, they find a reason to call me. They were terrified that if I don't turn up, half the crew won't turn up either!"
After buying tens of thousands of lottery tickets over the years the 43-year-old star doesn't advise people to play because no-one has won more than $110.
He said: "I can tell you right now, do not buy lottery tickets - I've been doing this for 10 to 12 years and the most anyone has ever won is $110."