Once you have won a jackpot you life is definitely going to change. Whether it changes for good or bad completely depends on how and where you spend your winnings. Lotto winner’s Stories make an interesting subject to read and affect to future lotto winners in a big way. 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. In spite of this, the point is that more than half of 649 jackpot winner purchased a bigger house in the countryside. More than two thirds of the winners gave more than £ 1 million to a close friend or a relative. More than two thirds of all big lotto winners hold prime properties overseas. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners have brought more than one luxury car. Nearly all winners continue to play the 649 lotto even today.
The year was 2005; Brad Duke of Idaho was leading a normal life before rise of his fortunes. When Brad won the $220 million powerball jackpot he was working as a manager for Gold’s Gym franchises. Brad received $85 million as his share of the jackpot and without wasting time he 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 be a billionaire by capitalizing his money in a prudent way. Brad capitalized more than half of his winnings in low-risk investments such as municipal bonds. 35 million were invested in stocks, and real estate who happens to have high risk high return character. He established a family foundation and allocated $ 1.3 million, paid off his mortgage of $125,000 , gifted each family member $12,000 and student loan of $18,000, went for a trip to Tahiti with his friends, the cost of the trip estimated around $63,000. But perhaps the most astonishing fact is that he bought himself a used car, a black VW Jetta for $ 14,500. Today Brad has wealth over $140 million. Brad eventually went back to work at Gold’s Gym after a break.
Brad’s story is totally different from the story of a 19 year old Michael Carroll. Michael won a big £ 9.7 million in November 2002 but managed to blow all the money. Today he is back to his previous position. Michael didn’t take the suggestion of skillful and well wishers and squandered the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some amazing stories of lotto winners. Winning a mega jackpot is in itself an astonishing moment that one should enjoy but it is advised that before making any investment one should think properly.
All the best.
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