I don't usually buy lottery tickets, but when I go to a Canucks game I can't resist buying a 50-50 ticket. The money goes to a good cause and your odds are about 1000x greater to win than with a 6/49 ticket! Once I have the ticket in hand I begin to think of what I would do with the money if we did win: pay off some bills, help others, maybe a vacation. I came to the realization once that I will never win and that if I think like a true child of God I shouldn't want to win. If I won, then any happiness or success I have in my life will probably be attributed to winning not my relationship with God. People would say, "oh, she doesn't have as many problems as we do because she's the one who won $20,000 a few years back". I don't want to distract people from the real reason of my joy.
Yesterday I was reading about Gideon defeating the Midianites in Judges 7 and reinforced this lesson I learned a while back. Gideon starts with an army of thousands but the Lord says in verse 2, "You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength." So God helps to select 300 warriors (the ones who drink water like dogs) and gives them victory so there is no way to remove God from the reason for the victory. 
Some people can have power, money and fame and still stay grounded giving credit to God. But it's hard, as Jesus reminds us when he said that it is very difficult for a rich man to enter the gates of heaven. It may be too difficult for me. God knows me through and through and will not give me more than I can handle be it trials or blessings.