Would winning the lottery make you happy?

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Imagine sitting in front of the TV on a Saturday night with your pink lottery ticket in hand as your six numbers were drawn. What would you do? How would you feel? Who would you tell? Most people can only imagine what it would feel like with most people never winning a lottery jackpot but as daft of a question as it may sound, would winning the lottery make you happy?

This sounds like a ludicrous question to ask. “Of course winning the lottery would make me happy” I hear you say. However studies have shown that happiness is a relative state of mind which can be temporarily altered but even after such a life-changing event, will eventually level back out to its original state. For example, if a cheerful and happy person suffers the loss of a close relative they will be unhappy for a few months before eventually recovering to become a happy person again. Likewise, if an unhappy person’s lottery numbers get draw, winning them millions of pounds, it may offer them temporary happiness but within a few months they would be back to their unhappy selves.

Your chances of being unhappy from winning the lottery are slim but if it is true that winning the lottery could make us unhappy, why do we keep on buying lottery tickets? Because not everybody is an unhappy person. Many people are happy in their lives and becoming lottery winners would give them temporary ecstasy before they returned to just being happy. Sorry, just being happy with millions of pounds in the bank.

Your chances of becoming unhappy from winning a lottery jackpot are very slim. In fact the chance of winning the EuroMillions jackpot, for example, is roughly 76 million to 1 and your chances of actually being an unhappy person make it even slimmer, meaning it’s about as likely as seeing Lord Lucan win next year’s Grand National on Shergar but wouldn’t it be a sight?! So why not buy tickets for the National Lottery or any of the other major lotteries on offer right here at Online Lotto, to see if a lottery jackpot win will make you happy.