Hugh Jackman lottery treat for 'Les Miserables' cast

Apr 12, 2012, 07:59 IST | IANS

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has treated the cast and crew of his upcoming film 'Les Miserables' to 250 pounds worth of lottery scratch cards.

The 43-year-old actor bought the lottery cards from a newsagent in Berkshire, England. "Hugh said he needed to go to the shops then came back with a wad of scratchcards and handed them out to everyone.

Hugh Jackman

It's a nice gesture. No one won, however, -or if they did they're not saying," quoted a source as saying. This is not the first time that the actor has turned to lottery to cheer his co-workers.

Last year, on the set of "Reel Steel", he made a weekly habit of purchasing 500 tickets for crew members. "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," Jackman said. 

"So I thought that on a Friday afternoon I'll whip by and buy lottery tickets for everyone and hand them out. I say it's an Australian tradition, but it's not," he added. 

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