London: 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. It`s a nice gesture. No one won, however, -or if they did they`re not saying," femalefirst.co.uk 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.