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 positive. 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 instantaneously.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner concluded that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark won the jackpot with friend and business partner Paul Maddison. They won a record £ 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 comprehend it, Mark blew half of his winnings. As he gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family shunned him as though he had committed a crime. Finally, Mark regained his bearings, grew wiser, and remarried his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
However, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, while a student, won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the traditional 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 continues to pursue her studies in law school. The main new thing she planned to buy was a new vehicle.
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 benefit yourself and to benefit those around you. Your community stands to benefit too, if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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