Watch This: Winning the Lottery Won’t Make You Happy

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Winning the lottery sounds like just the ticket to a life of fun, leisure and eternal happiness. However, recent studies have shown that lottery winners typically are no happier than the rest of us. In fact, some are more miserable.

How can this be? Watch this TED-Ed video, and you’ll learn why a winning lottery ticket can leave you feeling like you’re “walking on air” — but only for a little while. You’ll also find out the secret to squeezing the most happiness from the dollar bills you already have.

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