If you happen to be a lotto winner your life is never going to be the same again. Not only your life, but your friends’ and relatives’ lives will also change, and the change may not be very nice. Amazing 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 overnight.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner concluded that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not capable of or trained to handling. Mark won the jackpot with his friend and business partner Paul Maddison. They had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight and retreated in the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could comprehend it, Mark went through half of his winnings. Though he gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family disowned him just as if he had committed a crime. Finally he regained his bearings and is now wiser and remarried to his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
However, not every story is as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been too many people to count who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Student Ianthe Fullagar won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the customary 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 studies. The only new thing she planned to buy was new transportation.
An anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings to his church without batting an eye. The church has decided to expand its facilities to accommodate the growing congregation and will donate some of the money to charities.
The point is as a lotto winner you 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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