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Money Buys Happiness: Lottery Winners Reveal What Happened Next

by | 17th, November 2014

Esther Tracey, a 24-year-old unemployed nursery nurse from Poplar, East London, celebrates her National Lottery win of £1,373,571 at The Ritz in London.


WHAT happens after you win millions on the lottery?

The Daily Mail says it’s mistery and more msiery:

Why so many lottery winners like me end up losers in love: Every week it seems another couple splits after scooping a Lotto jackpot

But it isn’t. That just makes the losers feel better. Money does buy happiness:

Dean Allen: 26 when he won £13,861,061:


For the Allens sticking to their guns has meant striving to stay normal. The night before their press conference in 2000, he and Louise ate at Pizza Hut… “We’re like everyone else well, not quite like everyone else in that we live off what we have coming in each month. That’s got to pay our bills.” Allen has parked a desire to follow Formula One around the world and makes himself useful. Translation: school runs, youth football coaching and charity endeavours.

“You find new goals and new stuff to do,” he says. “I used to do a lot of clay-pigeon shooting…”

Before he leaves I ask if there is anything about his old life he misses. A long pause. “Well,’ he says, ‘coming up to this time of year, I always miss going to the office Christmas party. Although it’s probably the only downside to not working.”

Catherine and Gareth Bull won £40.6 million:

Catherine still gets a weekly delivery from Tesco (free-range chicken comes from Aldi) and buys her own clothes on the high street ‘I’ve moved on

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