If you happen to be a lotto winner your life is never going to be the same again. Not only your life, but your friends’ and relatives’ lives will also change, and the change may not be very nice. 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 thought that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his current problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was neither trained for or capable of handling. With his friend and business partner Paul Maddison, Mark won the jackpot. the two had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight and faded into the background — but Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could grasp it, Mark blew half of his winnings. He gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, but his problems never seemed to end. His family disowned him almost 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.
However, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been countless people who have made good on their fortune and while remaining grounded. Student Ianthe Fullagar won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the usual screaming in disbelief she settled down and called her family, and her boyfriend, and shared the news with them. Ianthe intends to share her new found wealth with those near and dear to her and to continue to pursue her law studies. The only new thing she planned to buy was a new car.
An anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings to his church without batting an eye. The church has taken a decision to expand 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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