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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Would you date this millionaire lottery winner if she paid you $78,000 a year? No surprise - 10,000 men said yes

Would you date this millionaire lottery winner if she paid you $78,000 a year? No surprise - 10,000 men said yes

One of Britain’s youngest lottery winners has an unusual proposition for eligible bachelors. PHOTO: Jane Park Instagram

Jane Park was just 17 years-old when she won £1 million (US$1.3M) in the EuroMillions lottery. But the now-23-year-old has split up with her boyfriend and wants to pay a pile of cash to find a suitable new replacement.

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First pictures of Iowa's $343.9 million Powerball winner as she claims her prize

First pictures of Iowa's $343.9 million Powerball winner as she claims her prize

Lerynne West of Redfield, Iowa stepped forward today to claim her half of the record Powerball jackpot. PHOTO: Powerball Lottery

The winner of the Oct 27 Powerball drawing has finally stepped forward to claim her prize. Lerynne West bought the ticket on the day she moved house, but only realized she was the winner after a friend texted her, asking if she had won.

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Do you ever wonder how the lottery tells you that you're a winner? Listen to this...

Do you ever wonder how the lottery tells you that you're a winner? Listen to this...

Keith Williams with his wife Patricia when he won £1 million (US$1.3 million) in the EuroMillions lottery.

"A million pounds? Woohoo! Are you certain? Are you certain?" That was the response British man Keith Williams made when he called the lottery hotline to confirm his win. 

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The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

The bizarre lotto number pattern that gave 6 winners only half a million each

There’s actually a worse way to fill in your lottery tickets than using fortune cookies.

Among the many basic lottery number mistakes I tell players to stay away from are ticket patterns. These are lines which form a pattern on the coupon, and they really say "I have no idea what I'm doing."

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You won't believe how long it took for this Lotto Max winner to cash in his ticket

You won't believe how long it took for this Lotto Max winner to cash in his ticket

Canada Lotto Max winner Tung Do visited the BCLC headquarters in Kamloops to claim his $1-Million prize. PHOTO: Composite

Let's say you won a million dollars in your lottery game. What would you do after all the shouting and screaming around you stopped and you took a minute to think?

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