Lotto Winners: Are They the Lucky Ones?

Lotto Winner

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. Head-spinning things have happened to people who have overnight 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 immediately.

Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner knew that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his current problems vanished, he got new ones he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with his business partner and friend Paul Maddison. Together the two of them won a record £ 22 million; Mark’s share was £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight; he retreated into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.

Before he could comprehend it, Mark went through half of his winnings. Even as Mark bought expensive cars and houses, gave to friends and relatives, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family shunned him as though he had committed a crime. Finally, now wiser, he 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 innumerable people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, just a student, won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the understandable screaming in disbelief she settled down and called her family, and her boyfriend, and shared the news with them. Ianthe intends to share her new found wealth with her near ones and to continue to pursue a law degree. The main new thing she planned to buy was a new vehicle.

A generous anonymous winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to expand to accommodate its growing congregation; they will also 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 as well — if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.

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