NZ Herald: Why a Lotto win raises the chance of divorce


The thought of coming into unimaginable riches was on many minds this week, as we waited to hear the outcome of the enormous Lotto prize draw.

It’s easy to assume that tens of millions would catapult us into heaven on earth; not just make the world go round, as the saying goes, but make it spin.

So why does this type of enormous luck often go so horribly wrong, raising the divorce stakes for so many of its recipients? Take Adam and Gillian Bayford in the UK: they won £45.5 million a couple of years ago but eventually split, blaming the stress of their sudden status as multi-millionaires.

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