What happens after you win the lottery?

by phil on Wednesday Aug 27, 2003 12:59 AM

Google Answers: lottery winners

"The researchers studied both lottery winners and individuals that sustained a physical injury, to determine if winning the lottery made
them happier or if sustaining an injury made them less happy. What they found was that immediately after either event, levels of
happiness were higher (lottery winners), or lower (physically injured), and that after eight weeks or less, people returned to the level of happiness they had before the event. This research suggests that we adapt to these situations very quickly, and often return to the degree of happiness we had before such an event."

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