Winning the lottery: It doesn't make you happy

Winning the lottery: It doesn't make you happy

More money won't make you happy, Apparently!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Professor Nattavudh Powdthavee from the Centre of Economic Performance claims winning the lottery doesn't guarantee happiness. 

We don't usually think about how winning could put a strain on our personal lives, but Powdthavee's research into those whose numbers came up revealing some interesting findings.

"When we think about winning the lottery, we think about how we are going to spend the money, but we don't think about other things that could happen," he said.

One issue winners find difficult to deal with is friends and family expecting more from them. He added: "People could be asking you if they can borrow money."

Another interesting result of the research was winners’ opinions after their luck because of their lifestyle change.

"You lean towards the right and become more conservative and more right wing."