Once you have won a jackpot you life surely changes. depending on the way you choose to spend your winnings, it changes for good or bad. Stories of lotto winners make an interesting news and have a big influence on 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 odd but intresting event where an individual gets an opportunity to bring change in the lives of innumerable others who are not so lucky.
Many times have we seen people having won the 649 jackpot, with a bottle of champagne in hand declaring that a jackpot win is not going to change them one bit. In spite of this, the truth is that more than half of 649 jackpot winner purchased a bigger house in the countryside. More than two thirds of the winners gave more than £ 1 million to a relatives or close friend. More than two thirds of all big lotto winners hold prime properties overseas. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners are proud owners of more than one luxury car. Surprisingly even today all winners continue to play the 649 lotto.
The year was 2005; Brad Duke of Idaho was leading a normal life when lady luck smiled on him. When Brad won the $220 million powerball jackpot he was working as a manager for Gold’s Gym franchises. 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 put together a team of financial advisers to manage his new found wealth. His only aim was to become a billionaire through investment. Brad went for low-risk investment such as municipal bonds and invested more than half of his winnings. 35 million were capitalized in financial instruments who have high risk high return such as stock, and real estate. He founded a family foundation and managed $ 1.3 million, paid off his mortgage of $125,000 , gifted each family member $12,000 and student loan of $18,000, went for a trip to Tahiti with his friends, the cost of the trip estimated around $63,000. But amazingly he bought himself a used car, a black VW Jetta for $ 14,500. Today Brad is worth well over $140 million. Brad took some time off after winning however some time later he went back to work at Gold’s Gym.
In contrary to Brad’s story is the story of a 19 year old Michael Carroll. Michael won a very big £ 9.7 million in November 2002 but succeeded to knock all the money. Today he is back to his previous position. Michael didn’t noticed the recommendations of proficient and well wishers and misused the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some surprising stories of lotto winners. In case you happen to win a mega jackpot it is suggested that you fully relish the moment but get back to earth as soon as possible and invest wisely.
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