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Winning a lot of money makes you happy.

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Winning a lot of money makes you happy. Many people dream of winning the lottery jackpot, for a very few people each week this dream actually becomes achievable, in an instant your financial worries are no longer holding you back, the world is now within your reach, everything you ever wanted is now easily available to you, the best of the best. This may not be as luxurious as it seems, will your dreams turn to nightmares? How would you cope with such a colossal change? In this essay I will attempt to explore the positive and negative sides to winning a large sum of money. Will money make you happy or not? The greatest advantage to winning such a large amount of money is the spending power, which comes with it, the access to almost every product on the market, giving you the highest quality of life which money has to offer. You may purchase any item without worrying if you may find it cheaper somewhere else. In a Channel Four documentary 'Cutting Edge' a number of lottery winners and lottery addicts talked about their wins, losses and lifestyles. Lee Ryan won 6.5 million pounds on the National Lottery; he said it gave him and his family the chance to turn their 'dreams into reality' and that 'Money enables you to do things. ...read more.


Numerous newspapers and magazines publish stories about Lottery winners, most of these stories are of the unhappiness created by a lottery win, this creates negative publicity about the lottery when very few Lottery winners become unhappy due to their win, as it is mostly only shocking stories which are published. Winning a large sum of money not only gives you and your family the most excellent clothes, lifestyle, and treatment, but it can also give your children better education opportunities, this may mean sending them to a private school, or for some parents boarding school may be the preferred choice. Private healthcare is a further major benefit of winning a large amount of money creates, you would normally have to wait on a waiting list, for treatment on the NHS, it may be expensive to receive private treatment, but this removes the waiting time. This is a great benefit if a family member urgently needs medical treatment. Despite all these positive points the are still bad points to winning a large amount of money, some points are more directly related to the win, some are less direct. One of the most obvious disadvantages is the media and press harassment, this can be very traumatic and frustrating. ...read more.


Shy can barely pay her house bills and afford to look after her children, but she can't stop buying the scratch cards in fear that the ticket she doesn't buy will be a winner. The most she has ever one is twenty-five pounds, even this made her shake and she felt faint. If she had one the jackpot she would have probably not been able to take such a large alteration. My final conclusion after examining all the evidence within this essay, is that whether or not winning a large amount of money makes you happy, depends ultimately upon the stability of your relationship amongst your friends and family, and the sensibility of your spending, also your capability and adaptability to vast change. I am certain that winning a lot of money would make me happy as I am in no doubt that I could handle the immense change in the standard of living, and I could manage media interference. I have always been a wise spender and the lottery would be no exception. No matter what happened I would be sure that winning a large amount of money wouldn't upset my relationship with my friends and family, as they are more important than money and material matter, nevertheless I would still have great pleasure in living a lavish standard of living and spending the money, in a wise manner of course. 1 ...read more.

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