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. Startling things have happened to people who have suddenly attained the status of being a lotto winner.
Whether you drew the winning lotto 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 current problems vanished, he got into new ones that he was not capable of or trained to handling. With his friend and business partner Paul Maddison, Mark hit the jackpot. Together they had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Shunning the limelight, Paul retreated into the background while 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 rejected him as if he had committed a crime. Finally Mark regained his bearings; now he is wiser and remarried to his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.
However, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, while a student, won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After screaming in disbelief she settled down and called her family, and her boyfriend, 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 school studies. The only new thing she planned to buy was new transportation.
A generous anonymous winner, without batting an eye, donated all his $3 million winnings to his church. The church has decided to expand to accommodate its growing congregation; they will 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 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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