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 positive. Amazing things have happened to people who have suddenly attained the status of being a lotto winner.
Whether you happened to draw 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 thought that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his customary problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not trained for or capable of handling. Mark won the jackpot with his business partner and friend Paul Maddison. Together the two of them won a record £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Shunning the limelight, Paul faded into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could comprehend it, 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 shunned him almost as if he had committed a crime. Finally, Mark regained his bearings, grew wiser, and remarried his first wife, the childhood sweetheart he had divorced when he was penniless.
Fortunately, however, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been very many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, just a student, won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the customary 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 brand new car.
One anonymous winner donated all his winnings of $3 million to his church without batting an eye. The church has decided to expand to accommodate the growing congregation; it will also donate some of the money to charities.
The point is, as a lotto winner you now are in an enviable position to do a lot of good, to yourself and to those around you. Your community stands to benefit too, if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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