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. Life-changing 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 instantly.
Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner thought that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. With his business partner, friend Paul Maddison, Mark won the jackpot. Together they had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul turned away from the limelight; he retreated into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before it dawned on him, Mark blew half of his winnings. As 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, now wiser, he regained his bearings and remarried his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
Happily, however, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been too many people to count who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Student Ianthe Fullagar won an astonishing £ 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 her near ones and to continue to pursue her law studies. The only new thing she planned to buy was a new automobile.
One anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings to his church without batting an eye. The church has decided to not only expand its facilities to accommodate the growing congregation, but to also 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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