Your life will totally change once you have won a jackpot. depending on how and where you spend your winnings, it changes for good or bad. Stories of lotto winners make an interesting subject to read and provide a guiding light to 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 a very unusual event where an individuals gets an opportunity where he can affect the lives of uncountable others who are not so lucky.
How often have we seen people having won the 649 jackpot declare, with a bottle of champagne in hand, that a jackpot win is not going to change them one bit. Though, the truth is more than half of 649 jackpot winner moved to a bigger house in the countryside. More than two thirds of the winners gave more than £ 1 million to a close friend or a relative. More than two thirds of all big lotto winners hold prime properties all over the globe. 90% of the big time lotto winners were in the workforce when they won, however, only 25% are still working. Most lotto winners have brought more than one luxury car. Nearly all winners continue to play the 649 lotto even today.
The year was 2005; Brad Duke of Idaho was leading a normal before fortune favored him. At the time When Brad won the $220 million powerball jackpot he was working as a manager for Gold’s Gym franchises. Brad hit a fortune by winning $85 million as his share of the jackpot and immediately started managing his finances. Within a month of winning Brad formulated a team of financial advisers in order to manage his new found wealth. His only aim was to be a billionaire by investing his money wisely. Brad invested more than half of his winnings in low-risk investments like municipal bonds. 35 million were invested in high risk high return financial instruments like stock, and real estate. He instituted a family foundation and gave $ 1.3 million, paid off his mortgage of $125,000 and student loan of $18,000, gifted each family member $12,000 went for a trip to Tahiti with his friends, the cost of the trip was $63,000. But perhaps the most astonishing fact is that he bought himself a used car, a black VW Jetta for $ 14,500. Today Brad posses wealth well over $140 million. Brad eventually went back to work at Gold’s Gym after a break.
In stark contrast 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 managed to blow all the money. Today he is back to his previous position. Michael ignored the suggestions of experts and well wishers and misused the wealth that others only dream off.
These are some surprising stories of lotto winners. Winning a mega jackpot is in itself an astonishing moment that one should enjoy but it is suggested that before making any investment one should think properly.
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