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 to the good. Startling things have happened to people who have overnight attained the status of being a lotto winner.
No matter if you drew the winning numbers yourself or used the windows lotto pro software, you will be richer by tens of millions of euros or pounds and things will start to change almost immediately.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner was sure that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his familiar problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with friend and business partner Paul Maddison. They had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight and retreated into the background — but Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could comprehend it, Mark blew 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 disowned 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.
Happily, 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. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an unbelievable £ 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 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.
An anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings to his church without batting an eye. 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 find yourself in the enviable position to do a lot of good for yourself and for those around you. Your community also stands to benefit, but only if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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