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 to the good. Amazing 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 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 new ones he was not trained for or capable of handling. With his friend and business partner Paul Maddison, Mark hit the jackpot. They had record winngs of £ 22 million and Mark got his share of £ 11 million. Paul shunned the limelight and faded into the background while Mark decided to have some fun.
Before he could realize it, Mark went through half of his winnings. He gave to friends and relatives, bought expensive cars and houses, married and then divorced, but his problems never seemed to end. His family shunned him almost as if he had committed a crime. Finally he regained his bearings; now he is wiser and remarried to 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 many people who have made good on their fortune and remained grounded. Ianthe Fullagar, a student, won an astonishing £ 7,055,142. After the customary 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 degree in law. The only thing she planned to buy was a new car.
One 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 now are in an enviable position to do a lot of good for yourself and for those around you. Your community stands to benefit too — if you maintain a cool head and spend the money wisely.
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