Lottery winners: The myth and reality

  title={Lottery winners: The myth and reality},
  author={H. Roy Kaplan},
  journal={Journal of gambling behavior},
  • H. Kaplan
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of gambling behavior
This paper is based on a study of 576 lottery winners from 12 states. Respondents to a mailed questionnaire included winners of sums ranging from $50,000 to millions. The data indicate that popular myths and stereotypes about winners were inaccurate. Specifically, winners came from various education and employment backgrounds and they were clustered in the higher income categories than the general population indicating that lotteries might not be as regressive as popularly believed. Winners… Expand

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