It turns out money can kind of buy happiness after all
Does winning the lottery even make you happier? For a long time, researchers said no. Research hadn't found any conclusive evidence that people who won large sums of money were happier afterward. There was even some evidence they were worse off.
This fact became widely known, partially because it's so appealing to many people. It's nice to think that life satisfaction isn't just about how much money you have, that other things matter more, that we can't solve all our problems with a sudden in ...
Sep 30, 2019, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery millionaire still lives in a trailer in Maine
It's not an extravagant life, certainly, but it makes him happy.
So when he recently won big playing the Maine State Lottery not just once, but twice, for a total of $1.1 million within a single four-month period he didn't see much sense in changing things up, even after the money started rolling in.
The rolls of lottery winners might be filled with tales of lives altered following sudden riches, but Bobby Stuart's has remained exceedingly constant.
Ain't nothing really different, he s ...
Sep 27, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner plans to breathe new life into historic neighborhood that time forgot
Fort Lauderdale is a long way from Memphis.
But lottery winner-turned-developer Miguel Pilgram, 50, wants to bring a little Memphis Blues to Fort Lauderdale's historic Sistrunk Boulevard.
And that's not all.
His three-phase plan representing a total investment of $19 million would transform the area like never before, establishing a performing-arts hub meant to revitalize a neighborhood that time forgot.
Pilgram, a dynamic entrepreneur who spent his childhood in Memphis, has already ...
Sep 15, 2019, 10:25 am - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery workers 'getting the job done' despite agency upheaval
Editorial by Rob Raczka and Mark Negralle
As state employees and union stewards at the beleaguered Connecticut Lottery Corporation, we will be the first to tell you it's extraordinarily difficult to work in an environment described by our colleagues in an internal survey as fear-based, toxic and North Korea-like.
It angers us that controversy and scandal have tainted our agency and generated a seemingly endless stream of news stories exposing the questionable practices of some senior mana ...
Sep 1, 2019, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
From the lottery to Nobel prize: meet workers who make life-changing phone calls
For 12 years now, Anita Pires has been working at the call center for Camelot, the company that runs the UK's national lottery. She is one of a staff of 30 who answer calls from potential lottery winners, checking their numbers for prizes that range from 5 to the multi-millions. In 2009, I had one of my biggest winners, who won 45m, she says. Even I couldn't believe it. We only get an automated prompt just before they're put through; it's always very exciting. The claimants are in shock and don' ...
Aug 28, 2019, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
What's it like to suddenly become rich?
We've all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what's it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.
Desiree Home: lottery winner, 1,000,000 (US$1.2 million)
Our routine was always the same. Wayne, my husband, would pop into the post office on his way to work to get our lottery tickets, and he'd get up early the morning after the draw and check the numbers. He'd forgotten to check the Tuesday night Euromillions till the Thursday.
Aug 7, 2019, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum
The women who win hundreds of sweepstakes per year
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Spend enough time online, and you'll come across some kind of contest or sweepstakes offering you a chance to win a prize. Most of us brush these off as dangling carrots veiled corporate attempts to collect our data and court free advertising. The odds of actually winning seem miniscule.
But a community of avid sweepers claim to have mast ...
Jul 15, 2019, 1:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Powerball winner surprises random mom with $200 gift card on Mother's Day
Includes video report
A Franklin Park, Wisconsin, mother shopping Sunday at Target walked out with more than just the diapers on her list.
A young man she had never met before handed her a $200 gift card and told her he just wanted to bless a mom on Mother's Day with something unexpected.
With everything kind of going on in the world, and you just hear so much negative news, I really just wanted people to feel inspired and feel like you know, hey maybe I can do something too to spread ...
May 14, 2019, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Nearly $10 million in Louisiana Lottery winnings go unclaimed every year
An unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket sold at a gas station near North Rampart Street in August, 2018 just expired in February, but there are millions of dollars in unclaimed prizes still up for grabs.
The odds of winning the Louisiana Lotto is 1-in-3.8 million, but you don't have to win the jackpot to get a hefty pay out.
We've had four winners this year, and one of them is for $10,000 and no one has claimed it yet, Richard Tallo, owner of Carwash Depot in Ponchatoula, said.
Tallo is ...
May 13, 2019, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum
Thinking of going off the grid after winning the lottery? Not so fast
Everyone dreams of it: having a small piece of paper with the right numbers printed on it and winning the life-changing $200 million, $700 million or $1 billion jackpot. But what happens after you win?
Many winners decide to remain anonymous or at least try to but that can be difficult when many states demand that the winners of large jackpots show their faces at news conferences.
At his own news conference in Madison, Wis., Manuel Franco, 24, who in a Powerball drawing last month won $768 ...
Apr 25, 2019, 3:29 pm - Lottery News forum