Life after winning life-changing jackpots

Checking your lottery entries and realizing your lucky numbers match the draw numbers must be one of the most thrilling experiences you’ll ever have. After a win, your life will be changed forever. We take a peek at how life changed for a few ordinary people after winning the lottery.

Checking your lottery entries and realizing your lucky numbers match the draw numbers must be one of the most thrilling experiences you’ll ever have. After a win, your life will be changed forever. We take a peek at how life changed for a few ordinary people after winning the lottery.

The “Rollover Romeo”

UK Lottery winner, Karl Crompton, won an incredible £11,000,000 in 1996 and became a sensation with the UK paparazzi due to his handsome looks. With new-found money, this young lotto winner led a rock star life; choosing to host lavish parties and buying expensive toys. He was even listed as one of the most eligible bachelors in the UK. This fortunate winner eventually put his partying days behind him and changed his lifestyle - luckily changing his ways before he lost it all. He is now happily married to a former classmate and has invested in real estate which has doubled his fortune.

Life after winning life changing jackpots

The 7-time lottery winner

Robert Lustig is one of the most famous lottery winners ever AND he’s won more than 7 times. This incredible winner won 7 prizes between 1993 and 2010. In total, he won just over US $ 1 million through various lottery related games (like lottery entries and scratchcards). Due to his lottery fame, he was even featured on CNN Money’s website where he was quoted saying that players should “stick to their numbers.” He passed away in 2018. He used his fame to sell his book, Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery, and would often host lectures selling his lottery method.

New Year’s winners - the Connolly’s

£115 million. That’s what the Connolly family from Ireland won in a EuroMillions draw on New Year's Day 2019. Frances and Patrick Connolly declared that they would share their wealth with a list of 50 people who have changed their lives in some way.“We want it to have a huge impact on the lives of other people we know and love, as well as on our future too,” Frances was quoted as saying at a press conference held shortly after their win.

The lovely couple has been married for 28 years and decided that they wanted to share their winnings with others as they were already so happy before the big windfall. They have no plans on living a luxury life, but did hint that they would replace their old car with a new one.

Life after winning life changing jackpots

Anonymous winner goes from funeral home cleaner to lottery winner

In 1999 a funeral home cleaner became US $22 million richer when he won a US Powerball draw. The winner (and his wife) opted to stay anonymous and keep their winnings under wraps before quitting their jobs to retire. The winning pair didn’t splurge on extravagant things but decided to come out of retirement after 4 years because they were bored. Incredibly they still play the lottery and have set up a small marina which keeps them busy.

Although it may be tempting to want to splurge on extravagant items and experiences when your lucky numbers are finally drawn, it is important to consider the long term implications of your decisions to ensure you’ll enjoy your millions for years to come. Take your time in planning how you’ll spend your winnings and who knows, you may be featuring in one of our lottery winner stories sooner than you think.

Best of luck,

The Lotto247 Team



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