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Hitting the Jackpot: Lives of Lottery Millionaires
Falk, Pasi, Maenpaa, Pasi (Author)
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판형 Paperback, 192pp.
출판일 Oct 01 1999
출판사 Berg 3pl
ISBN-13: 9781859733059
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About the Book
What happens to a person when she or he wins an enormous amount of money? One widespread belief is that hitting the jackpot kickstarts a downward spiral, and that winners end up isolated from friends and relatives, sad, lonely, and depressed. Winning a lottery jackpot can be perceived as a sort of laboratory experiment that reveals what happens when it suddenly becomes possible to make all one's dreams come true.
Beginning with people's personal aspirations and hopes of winning, Hitting the Jackpot discusses the fates of lottery millionaires and, more broadly, what these say about Western culture and the relationship between people's dream worlds and their realities. Winners talk about the instant ecstasy of winning, taking possession of the money, future plans, and raising children. How do winners tame the jackpot? With whom do they share the secret? Do they resign from work? Do they travel around the world? What do they buy and what not?
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