Winning the Lotto — Lucky or Not?

Lotto Winner

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 for the best. Amazing things have happened to people who have overnight attained the status of being a lotto winner.

No matter 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 immediately.

Winning a record prize of £ 11 million, Mark Gardiner believed 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 trained for or capable of handling. Mark hit the jackpot with business partner and friend Paul Maddison. the two had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Shunning the limelight, Paul withdrew into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.

Before it dawned on him, Mark blew half of his winnings. While 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 as if he had committed a crime. Finally he regained his bearings and is now wiser and remarried to his first wife; she was his childhood sweetheart, whom he had divorced when he was penniless.

Happily, not every story is 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. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an impressive £ 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 continues to pursue her law school studies. The only thing she planned to buy was a new car.

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 the growing congregation; it 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 benefit yourself and to benefit those around you. Your community also stands to benefit — if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.

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