Can Money Buy Happiness?
According to www.webmath.com, one-third of U.S.
citizens think winning the lottery is the only
way to become financially secure in life. On the
surface, winning the lottery may seem like the
end-all-and-be-all of happiness, but for today’s
guests, the money influx had the opposite effect
on their lives. Learn their stories below:
Sheryel thought she and her husband Chrisna
would be on top of the world after winning $75
million in their state’s Powerball lottery,
but the money has instead driven them to divorce.
Besides the deterioration of their relationship,
the money has also led to constant panhandling
from strangers and relatives and problems for
their children. Though they’ve now been
able to buy a beautiful home and expensive cars,
Sheryel says she would take back the experience
if she could.
The first time Curtis bought a lottery ticket,
he won $5.6 million! For a while, Curtis was
on cloud nine, splurging on shopping sprees,
limos, lavish gifts and fancy cars. Video
Clip: Curtis talks about his relative fame and
while it lasted. These days, Curtis’ money
is entirely gone, but he still holds a positive
outlook on the experience. He agrees that money
cannot buy happiness but is happy he had a chance
to live the dream.
has experienced her share of financial hardship
in life trying to raise ten children on a meager
income. However, Ms. Mona says she couldn’t
be happier. She believes that happiness has no
monetary value attached and it’s more important
to be rich in morals. To help out Ms. Mona and
her family, Larry surprised Mona with several
gifts from generous vendors in her area.
Special thanks to the following businesses for
providing gifts for Ms. Mona and her family:
Ricky’s Roofing Inc.
Bella Dia Spa
McCravy Heating & Air Conditioning
Puerto Rico Tourism Company