“‘With some people an event like this would change them,’ says Shah, his Chicago friend. ‘And suddenly Peter’s life has changed — he went through a divorce, in every way Peter’s life has changed — but I feel like he is what he is.’”—Stephanie Clifford, “What Really Happens When You Become an Overnight Millionaire?” Medium.com. September 30, 2019.
The answer, apparently, is you start making bad life decisions because having heaps of money distorts your reality. Obligatory link to Reddit post on why winning the lottery is one of the most unfortunate things that can happen to you.