If you happen to be a lotto winner your life is never going to be the same again. Not only your life, but the lives of friends and relatives will also change — and the change may not always be pleasant. Startling things have happened to people who have suddenly attained the status of being a lotto winner.
No matter how you have won the lotto, whether you drew the winning numbers yourself or used the windows lotto pro software, the fact is that you will be richer by tens of millions of pounds or euros, and things will start to change almost before you realize it.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner was confident that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his customary problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. With his friend and business partner Paul Maddison, Mark hit the jackpot. Together they had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight and faded into the background — but Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could believe it, Mark went through half of his winnings. As he gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family shunned him just as if he had committed a crime. Finally, now wiser, Mark regained his bearings and remarried his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
Fortunately, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been very many people who have made good on their fortune while remaining grounded. Student Ianthe Fullagar won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After screaming in disbelief she settled down and called her boyfriend and family and shared the news with them. Ianthe intends to share her new found wealth with her near ones and continues to pursue her law school studies. A new car was the only new thing she planned to buy.
One anonymous winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to not only expand its facilities to accommodate the growing congregation, but to also donate some of the money to charities.
The point is, as a lotto winner you now are in an enviable position to do a lot of good to yourself and to those around you. Your community stands to benefit too, if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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