If you happen to be a lotto winner your life is never going to be the same again. Not only your life, your friends and relatives’ lives will also change, and the change may not always be good. Life-changing 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.
Mark Gardiner won a record prize of £ 11 million and concluded that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his current problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not capable of or trained to handling. Mark won the jackpot with business partner and friend Paul Maddison. the two had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Shunning the limelight, Paul faded into the background while 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 shunned 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.
Happily, however, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been more than a few people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an awe-inspiring £ 7,055,142. After the understandable 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 to continue to pursue her law studies. The only thing she planned to buy was a brand new car.
An anonymous winner donated his winnings of $3 million 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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