Wow, at last, I’ve won the lottery here in the UK. But before you decide to write me a begging letter, and I’d love to help everyone, I’ve won the princely sum of £25. It won’t change my life, but it’s a win and that’s a start. Like every other person who plays the UK lottery I have a 45 million to one chance of winning the jackpot! Big numbers!
Some people do manage it, and I always say good luck to them. However, there’s a lot of ex winners who say they wish they had never won such huge amounts of mind blowing cash. Imagine living your life, living hand to mouth for so long and then overnight winning something to the sum of £15,000,000. It’s nice to think that it happens and the lucky people get to ride off into the sunset of their dreams. Unfortunately, it seems that’s not the case.
For example, a syndicate of 12 bus drivers from Corby won over £30,000,000 between them, giving each one just over 3.1 million pounds. They all left their jobs, which, by the way they all said they loved. Since then the problems in their lives really started. Family feuds about money, who was given more than someone else, friends expecting handouts and the subsequent fall outs. It all led to a live of stress which was a result of having plenty of money. One winner even stated that he had gone back to smoking, he felt the stress was so great.
I know it’s not all bad, but it seems the happy winners move away and keep their heads down and you never hear from them again. I worked with a guy who won just over a million, he and his family moved away and no one heard from him again. It seems it’s the one’s who are unhappy that we hear from.
I’m not sure how I’d be if I ever hit the jackpot. I’m a great believer that if you’re miserable and broke and you win a million pounds, you’ll still be miserable but rich. The secret is to learn to be happy with whatever you have. Listen to me, getting philosophical. Good luck to everyone having a go on the lottery, whichever country you’re in. Oh, and if you do hit the jackpot, you can contact me here. Thank you.
The misery of the £31,000,000 Lottery winners.