Lottery Winner Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Camelot Group PLC
Research Date: April 16th, 2015

Below is a study done on lottery winners and how it either improved or worsened their lives.

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The following statistics were compiled from 34 national lottery winners (8 Male, 26 Female) Average age of 46
Effects on Happiness  
Percent of lottery winners who are happier after winning55 %
No effect on happiness43 %
Are less happy2 %
Of the 55% of winners who are happier 
Claimed the reasons were improved financial security and fewer worries65 %
Claimed the reason was they can buy what they want and that life is a lot easier23 %
Effect on Family Life 
Percent who remained married after winning95 %
Percent who were living with a partner (not married) and are still in the relationship100 %
Percent of winners whose family claims to be happier58 %
Percent of families who claim to be less happy37 %
Percent of families who cited increased financial security as the main reason34 %
Probability that new family wealth will be gone by the third generation90 %
Percent of winners who have given some money to their family83 %
Of these: 
Percent who gave money to their siblings66 %
Percent who gave money to their children57 %
Percent who gave money to their parents51 %
Likeliness that the winner’s family will ask for money 
Percent of families who asked for winnings from winners of $100,000 to $500,00017 %
Percent who asked for winnings from winners of $4 Million +29 %
Effect on Friendships 
Percent of winners who already had a best friend and are still best friends90 %
Average number of friends men winners give money to3
Average number of friends women give money to1
Effects on Lifestyles 
Percent of lottery winners who had spent their entire winnings within 5 years44 %
Percent who increased contributions to charity40 %
Percent who vacationed outside of the country for the first time19 %
Percent who have still not vacationed outside of the country12 %
Percent of winners who purchased a motor-home / RV7 %
Percent of winners who have moved since their win38 %
Of those who moved: Percent who moved from an apartment to a single family home75 %
Percent of lottery winners who now own property in foreign countries24%
Percent of lottery winners who have had plastic surgery1 %
Percent of winners who moved their kids from public to private schools3 %
Percent of winners who joined a health club12 %
Percent of winners who have gained weight32 %
Percent of winners who have lost weight 
Effects on Work 
Percent of winners who were in a career job before their win and are still in that job48 %
Percent of winners who have started a new job since winning15 %
Percent of winners who started their own business45 %
Percent of lottery winners who still play the lottery on a weekly basis68 %
The following is a breakdown of what lottery winner Brad Duke did with his $220 million Powerball jackpot in 2005
Safe, low-risk investments such as municipal bonds$45 Million
Aggressive investments like oil and gas and real estate$35 Million
A family foundation$1.3 Million
A trip to Tahiti with 17 friends$63,000
Mortgage paid off on his 1,400 square-foot house$125,000
Student loan paid off$18,000
New bicycles$65,000
Used black VW Jetta$14,500
Annual gift to each family member$12,000

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