Today, the biggest jackpot ever in Dutch Lottery History, € 25 million, will be drawn. Most people fantasize to win this huge amount of money but can money buy happiness? According to Lottery winners’ financial advisor not.
When you have money just enough to make ends meet, your concerns are mostly about the bills to pay. When you have more money to spend, you wonder how to generate more income. Then you start to worry about your health, whether you would live long enough to be able to enjoy this material richdom. The financial advisor tells in the interview that some new millionaires become paranoia, cause many (new) friends and relatives suddenly show up and demand a part of the money.
In a recent poll taken last week it was clear that most Dutch people would like to keep their job after winning a lottery. The rest of the interviewees would like to quit their job, share the money with their children and relatives, travel around the world or invest the money in stock market.
So tonight, at 8.30 p.m. Dutch time, somebody would be extremely happy. The day after, the financial advisor will come to the rescue with a plan with steps to take to manage the money. Money which can provide the Lottery winner privileges but can’t buy him/her happiness.