Other “punch the air” moments are getting the washing in before it starts to rain and when two chocolates fall out of the vending machine when you only paid for one.
Almost a quarter said hearing their favourite song on the radio was the highlight of their day, while 27 percent agreed getting a surprise pay rise really boosted their mood.
Peter Bennett, for fair online casino and bingo site PlayOjo, who commissioned the research, said: “It’s interesting to see from the research that achieving even one little victory is enough to make anyone’s day better.
“As a brand, we believe in being playful and celebrating life’s little wins, so it’s great to see people having a little dance and generally having fun to celebrate their little victories.”
Researchers found even getting a free cup of coffee, putting comfy clothes on at the end of the day and nailing the Sunday roast are considered wins.
While others admit they feel a sense of achievement if they manage to leave work early or bring the washing in before the heavens open.
Over half of those polled claim they feel happy (58 percent), lucky (36 percent) and accomplished (19 percent) when experiencing a victory.
And almost seven in 10 adults went as far to say any small achievements are enough to motivate them for the rest of the day.
When nice things do happen, 38 percent give themselves the time to savour the moment – 13 percent of respondents admit to doing a little happy dance, a sure-fire way to ensure the rest of the day goes smoothly.
The study, carried out via OnePoll, also found that 36 percent have at least one or two little victories a week and 44 percent are likely to share those successes with others.
Over half of respondents would tell their partner or spouse (53 percent), while 35 percent will share with friends, and it is usually done face to face or via text or call.
And 79 percent love to listen to other people’s small successes, causing the majority to feel happy, pleased and positive.
Although it appears that some are a little green-eyed, with 14 percent admitting they feel a bit jealous of someone else’s victories.
Peter Bennett at PlayOJO continues: “Sharing these exciting moments with others can share the joy and help motivate friends and loved ones to seek or share their own victories.
“The research shows that some will experience at least one of these moments a week, so anything that can boost that possibility is guaranteed to receive a warm welcome.”
TOP 10 LITTLE VICTORIES
1. Finding money in a pocket/handbag/down back of the sofa
2. Finding a fiver on the street
3. Getting into fresh bedding at the end of the day
4. Winning a little on the lottery/scratch cards
5. Arriving at a packed car park just as someone is leaving
6. Completing a to-do list
7. Getting in just as it starts raining
8. Completing a DIY task by yourself
9. Getting a surprise pay rise
10. Getting home on all green lights