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. Incredible things have happened to people who have overnight 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 overnight.
Mark Gardiner won a record prize of £ 11 million and thought that all his problems were a thing of the past. However, though his present problems vanished, Mark found himself with new ones that he was not capable of or trained to handling. With his friend and business partner Paul Maddison, Mark won the jackpot. They had record winngs of £ 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 it dawned on him, Mark blew half of his winnings. Even as he bought expensive cars and houses, gave to friends and relatives, married and then divorced, his problems never seemed to end. His family disowned him almost 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, not all stories are as heart breaking as the one mentioned above. There have been so many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an unbelievable £ 7,055,142. After the understandable 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 main new thing she planned to buy was a new car.
An anonymous winner donated all his $3 million winnings 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 are in an enviable position to do a lot of good to yourself and to those around you. Your community also stands to benefit if you will maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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