The surprising side effects of winning the lottery now proven by science

The surprising side effects of winning the lottery now proven by science

Some of the 16 winners in a $448 million USA Powerball got very excited about their win.

Would you get excited about your jackpot win? Sure you would, it's quite natural.

Lottery winners go through certain stages of excitement, happiness and satisfaction, say British researchers. But they found the patterns had some surprising side effects.

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Lottery Winners Would GIVE UP True Love For Tiny Amount Of Money, Survey Reports

Lottery Winners Would GIVE UP True Love For Tiny Amount Of Money, Survey Reports

EuroMillions lottery winners Dave and Angela Dawes, who bought singer Tom Jones’ home in 2018, could be heading for trouble with their £101 million jackpot, according to this survey. PHOTO: The Sun

An off-the-wall survey recently found that nearly 4 people in every 100 would give up their partner for a $10,000 lottery win. And the result gets worse as the winning money goes up.

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See Where The 8 Highest Mega Millions Lottery Jackpots Were Won

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This map from Mega Millions shows where the latest 8 highest jackpots were won in the United States. Mega Millions is one of America's two big jackpot games, and the only one with Match 5 prizes up to $5 million (with the optional Megaplier). Jackpots start at $40 million and other prizes range from $2 to $1 million, or even more with the optional Megaplier.

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