If you happen to be a lotto winner your life is never going to be the same again. Not only your life, your friends and relatives’ lives will also change, and the change may not always be good. Amazing things have happened to people who have suddenly attained the status of being a lotto winner.
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 immediately.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner believed that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his current problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not capable of or trained to handling. Mark hit the jackpot with his friend and business partner Paul Maddison. Together they won a record £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight; he retreated into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could understand it, Mark went through half of his winnings. Though he bought expensive cars and houses, gave to friends and relatives, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family rejected him 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 every story is 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, 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 those near and dear to her and to continue to pursue her degree in law. The only thing she planned to buy was a new car.
One anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings to his church without batting an eye. The church has decided to expand to accommodate their growing congregation; they will also donate some of the money to charities.
The point is, as a lotto winner you are suddenly in a fortunate position to do a lot of good for yourself and for those around you. Your community stands to benefit too, if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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