Your life will totally change once you have won a jackpot. Whether the changes are favourable to unfavourable depends completely on how and where you spend your winnings. Stories of lotto winners make an interesting subject to read and provide a guiding light to future lotto winners. The saying “the more things change the more they remain the same” has often been found to be true when tracking the lives of some of the biggest lotto winners. Winning the jackpot is an extraordinary event, where an individual gets a chance to touch the lives of numerous others who are not so lucky.
Numerous times have we witnessed people who won the 649 jackpot declare that a jackpot win is not going to bring any changes within them. Though, the truth is more than half of 649 jackpot winner moved to a bigger house in the countryside. More than two thirds of the winners handed over more than £ 1 million to relative and well wishers or friends. More than two thirds of all big lotto winners own property in more than one country. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners have more than one luxury car. Almost all winners continue to play the 649 lotto even today.
The year was 2005; Brad Duke of Idaho was leading a normal before fortune favored him. Brad was working as a manager for Gold’s Gym franchises when he hit the $220 million Powerball jackpot. Brad received $85 million as his share of the jackpot and without wasting time he went about managing his finances. Within a month of winning Brad formulated a team of financial advisers in order to manage his new found wealth. By putting his money in an intelligent way his was only concerned about becoming a billionaire. Brad went for low-risk investment such as municipal bonds and invested more than half of his winnings. 35 million were capitalized in stocks, and real estate who are considered as high risk high return portfolio. He inaugurated a family foundation and alloted $ 1.3 million, paid off his mortgage of $125,000 and student loan of $18,000, gifted each family member $12,000 and took his friends on a trip to Tahiti, the trip cost him a total $63,000. But surprisingly he only bought a used car, a black VW Jetta for $ 14,500. Today Brad posses wealth well over $140 million. Brad took some time off after winning but eventually he went back to work again to his previous employer at Gold’s Gym.
The story of a 19 year old Michael Carroll is totally in contrast to Brad’s story. Michael won a big £ 9.7 million in November 2002 but managed to blow all the money. Today he has lost everything he won. Michael didn’t take the advice of experts and well wishers and squandered the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some astonishing stories of lotto winners. In case you happen to win a mega jackpot it is recommended that you enjoy the moment but sooner rather than later get back to earth and invest wisely.
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