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EuroMillions jackpot: what we know about how winning the lottery changes your life

By Nattavudh Powdthavee, Professor of Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
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Most of us have dreamt about winning big in the lottery – I know I have. This dream came true for a French ticket-holder, who won the record £184 million EuroMillions jackpot.

A sudden income of £184 million would no doubt be life-changing. But what do we actually know about the effects of lottery wins on our lives? Will being a jackpot winner make us happy now, or in the future?

I’ve spent my career researching how our happiness and wellbeing can be…


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