- Nothing. The money will be cured up to the very least six months or even a year. I heard often that the happiness level of a lottery winner is not significantly different from others who did not win, particularly after a year of his/her winning. And in most cases, after a year, the money already being spent 90%, and it’s not unusual also that the winner ended being stuck in a massive debt. By curing the winning money, I hope I can make a proper decision regarding the money, and that once in a lifetime windfall can indeed change my life for the better.