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Winning it Big

Does money make you happy? Mike Thomson meets lottery winners around the globe to find out if they're happier than the rest of us.

Most people have dreamed of winning the lottery. It’s a dream that has become ever more common around the world as jackpots get bigger and lotteries more numerous. But does money really make us happy, and how much does this depend on where we live and how we spend it? To find out the BBC’s, Mike Thomson meets lottery winners from around the globe.

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