14 May 2015
We often hear of newly-minted lotto winners going slightly overboard as soon as the multi-millions hit their accounts. And we can't say we blame them - if we had a cash injection of a few million, it would soon be Louboutin city! But there's a difference between indulging yourself and your loved ones with your lottery winnings, and then going completely over the top with partying, gambling, and uncontrolled spending. One approach leads to a house and home full of lovely shiny things, and one leads to destitution, bankruptcy and regret.
That's why when we read stories of recent lotto winners, we're always interested to see if they have a plan for keeping it together, rather than letting their desires run away with them. Because if there's a tip out there for winning millions on the lottery, and not just spending it, but keeping it for years to come, we want to make sure we pass it on to you, our GiantLottos.com members. You can thank us later (with big gifts).
If you're looking for ways to stay sane after winning a huge lotto jackpot, you'd do well to take note of the strategy employed by two recent New Zealand lottery winners. While their approach is certainly an unconventional one, it's nevertheless a tactic that's kept their minds off SPEND SPEND SPEND and on their family and their futures where they belong.
So how have they managed to achieve such level-headedness, despite having won a giant $12.3 million jackpot? By going back to work! Yes, while other lottery winners have revelled in calling up their bosses and quitting on the spot, lucky ticket still in hand, this pair of winners have kept it real by going back to work - although this time by choice, rather than necessity.
Friends since high school, the latest winners of New Zealand's Big Wednesday Draw are still reeling from their massive good fortune. And while they prefer to keep anonymous at this stage, they're more than happy to share their exhilaration at winning such a life-changing lotto prize.
"It's still a bit of a blur. It hits me randomly out of the blue and I think 'Wow, yes, this is really happening'. It's pretty surreal," one of them shares. "We've only told a handful of people so far. Everyone has been so excited for us and said it couldn't have happened to nicer people."
While they've made the unusual decision to keep working at their 9 to 5 jobs, they do admit that "there's a lot more to dream about during the day now".
"I must've furnished the house 10,000 times over in my head already", says one. "Staying at work has been a good way to keep busy and it's nice to know in the back of my mind that I'm there by choice, that I don't have to be there if I don't want to be. The big thing for both of us is helping our family and friends. Neither of us have really thought about material things just yet. I'd like to do some travelling and maybe buy a new house, but other than that it's hard to say. My mind is still buzzing."
We can't say that we'd have the clarity of mind to go straight back to work after winning a $12.3 million jackpot, but we'd sure like to be in the position to decide! If that's also a choice you'd like to be making - to work or not to work - then GiantLottos.com can help. Just logon, buy your tickets into your favourite international lotto in time for the weekend draws, and wait to see if it's your lucky day.
Who knows - you could soon be in a position to decide whether or not to go into work the next day, or chuck it all in and live the life of Riley. Whatever you do, just keep your wits about you, and keep partnering with GiantLottos.com to help make your lottery dreams come true!