Your life will totally change once you have won a jackpot. Whether it changes for good or bad completely depends on how and where you spend your winnings. Stories of lotto winners make an interesting news and prove to be a guide to future lotto winners. The saying “the more things change the more they remain the same” has often been found to be true when tracking the lives of some of the biggest lotto winners. Winning the jackpot is a very peculiar event where an individual gets an opportunity to affect the lives of numerous others who are not so lucky.
Time and again have we seen people who have been declared 649 jackpot winner, with a bottle of champagne in hand, that a jackpot win is not going to change them one bit. Nevertheless, facts show that more than half of 649 jackpot winners moved to a bigger house in the countryside. More than two thirds of the winners gave more than £ 1 million to a relatives or close friend. More than two thirds of all big lotto winners own property overseas. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners enjoy more than one luxury car. Even today more or less all winners are still playing 649 lotto.
In the year 2005; Idaho resident Brad Duke was living a normal life when lady luck smiled on him. Brad was working for Gold’s gym franchises as a manager when he won the $220 million Powerball jackpot. Brad pocketed an amazing sum of eighty five million dollars as his share of the jackpot and soon after went about managing his finances. Within a month of winning Brad formulated a team of financial advisers in order to manage his new found wealth. His only aim was to become a billionaire through prudent investment. Brad decided to invest more than half of his winnings in municipal bonds which is of low-risk. 35 million were capitalized in stocks, and real estate who are considered as high risk high return portfolio. He set up a family foundation and assigned $ 1.3 million, paid off his mortgage of $125,000 and student loan of $18,000, gifted each family member $12,000 and went for a trip to Tahiti with friends, the trip cost him a total $63,000. But surprisingly he only bought a used car, a black VW Jetta for $ 14,500. Today Brad’s wealth has crossed $140 million. Brad took some time off after winning however some time later he went back to work at Gold’s Gym.
In contrary to Brad’s story is the story of a 19 year old Michael Carroll. Michael won a whopping £ 9.7 million in November 2002 but managed to blow all the money. Today he has no assets and cash and returned to previous position. Michael ignored the recommendations of experts and well wishers and wasted the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some surprising stories of lotto winners. In case you happen to win a mega jackpot it is suggested that you fully relish the moment but get back to earth as soon as possible and invest wisely.
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