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 good. Life-altering 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 before you can catch your breath.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner was confident that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his familiar problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with 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 into the background — but Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could believe it, Mark blew half of his winnings. As Mark bought expensive cars and houses, gave to friends and relatives, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family disowned him just as if he had committed a crime. Finally the “lucky winner” regained his bearings; now he is wiser and remarried to his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
However, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been countless people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won a mind-blowing £ 7,055,142. After 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 her degree in law. The only new thing she planned to buy was a new car.
An anonymous winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to expand to accommodate the growing congregation; it 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 for yourself and for those around you. Your community stands to benefit too, if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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