Parents' Guide to

Lottery Changed My Life

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Jackpot winners learn that money can't buy happiness.

TV TLC Reality TV 2009
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Lottery Changed My Life showcases the variety of ways that people spend their lotto winnings and highlights the fact that many of these winners choose to live simple lives and/or give back to their communities. Others make the most of the opportunity by helping loved ones or following their true passions.

Some people may find these stories inspiring, but overall the series isn't very interesting. Hearing about winners' inability to trust former friends and/or the fact that they wound up living in fear of predators isn't exactly fun, either. But it ultimately underscores the lesson that winning loads of money doesn't necessarily solve problems or guarantee happiness, and that's not a bad lesson to learn.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 6, 2009
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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