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Lottery Winner: “It ruined my life”

April 5, 2017 --
By Randy Alcorn
Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon
Please visit his blog

One of the great ironies of gambling is that the vast majority of people lose money, while the few who win discover money doesn’t make them happy—and often it actually ruins their lives! One study reported that “six months after winning the lottery, you are likely to be no happier than if you had been paralyzed in a car crash.”

I’ve written before about the misery of many lottery winners. Here’s yet another: in 2013, Jane Park, then 17, won about $1.2 million in the U.K.’s EuroMillions lottery. Now 21, Jane was recently considering taking legal action for what she calls negligence, claiming that a person her age shouldn’t have been allowed to win. (She has since dropped her plans for a lawsuit.)

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