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 good. Startling things have happened to people who have suddenly 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 overnight.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner was confident that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, he got new ones he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with his friend and business partner Paul Maddison. the two had record winngs of £ 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 grasp it, Mark blew half of his winnings. While he gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, 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.
Fortunately, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been a great 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 customary 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 her near ones and to continue to pursue a law degree. The only thing she planned to buy was a brand new car.
One anonymous winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to expand to accommodate the growing congregation and 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 for yourself and for those around you. Your community stands to benefit as well, but only if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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