Winning Lotto 649 and Lotto Max is a horror show for some lottery winners.
But that’s not the way it is supposed to be.
The TV commercials are constantly evoking magical outcomes for the Lotto 649 or Lotto Max winners.
But the harsh reality often is anything but what the idyllic images the TV commercials depict.
In fact, many lottery winners have discovered their own unique special form of hell.
Wherever lots of money is involved human nature at its worst takes over – greed, lying, cheating and stealing become front and centre.
And one other key reason is and this sounds almost sounds not true but true it is – some people can’t handle all that money.
So like the kid in front of the proverbial candy store – they blow it all till there is nothing left.
And there is an affliction lottery winners suffer from.
It’s s called – lottery curse.
The latest one is an aunt and her nephew.
And besides lottery curse there is another problem facing lottery winners – sudden wealth syndrome.
Sudden Wealth Syndrome is a term coined by psychologist Stephen Goldbart to describe the stress, guilt, social isolation and confusion that often accompanies a giant windfall. While coming into money ought to be a good thing, it can take a bad turn. Many who find sudden fortune become overwhelmed and start to overspend, grow suspicious of those around them and make poor decisions that lead to familial and financial ruin.
And here is a the story of one man beset by the lottery curse.
And Craig Henshaw, a teacher, had a tough time with the $21.4 million he won.
Life became a nightmare for him.
But not all lottery winners are incapable of dealing with sudden wealth.