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 to the good. Startling 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 realize it.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner was sure that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was neither trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with his friend and business partner Paul Maddison. Together the two of them won a record £ 22 million; Mark’s share was £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight; he faded into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could believe it, Mark went through half of his winnings. While he bought expensive cars and houses, gave to friends and relatives, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family disowned him as though he had committed a crime. Finally, now wiser, Mark regained his bearings and remarried his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
Nevertheless, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been very many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an awe-inspiring £ 7,055,142. After the usual 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 degree in law. A new car was the only new thing she planned to purchase.
One generous (and anonymous) winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to not only expand its facilities to accommodate a growing congregation, but to donate some of the money to charities as well.
The point is as a lotto winner you are in an enviable position to do a lot of good to benefit yourself and to benefit those around you. Your community also stands to benefit — if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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