Your life will totally change once you have won a jackpot. Whether good or bad completely depends on how and where you spend your winnings. Stories of lotto winners make an interesting subject to read and provide a guiding light 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 an extraordinary event where an individual Gets an opportunity to touch the lives of many others who are not so fortunate.
Many times have we seen people having won the 649 jackpot, with a bottle of champagne in hand declaring that a jackpot win is not going to change them one bit. However, the fact is more than half of those who won 649 jackpot 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 in more than one country. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners have more than one luxury car. Even today more or less all winners are still playing 649 lotto.
The year was 2005; Brad Duke of Idaho was leading a normal life before rise of his fortunes. Brad was working for Gold’s gym franchises as a manager when he won the $220 million Powerball jackpot. Brad received $85 million as his share of the jackpot and without wasting time he went about managing his finances. In order to cope with his new found wealth Brad developed a team of financial advisers within a month. His only aim was to be a billionaire by investing his money wisely. Brad went for low-risk investment such as municipal bonds and invested more than half of his winnings. 35 million were invested in stocks, and real estate who happens to have high risk high return character. He inaugurated a family foundation and alloted $ 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 a break from job after winning but eventually went back to work at Gold’s Gym.
The story of a 19 year old Michael Carroll is totally in contrast to Brad’s story. Michael won a big £ 9.7 million in November 2002 but managed to blow all the money. Today he is back to where he was before winning. Michael ignored the recommendations of experts and well wishers and wasted the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some staggering 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.
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