Mega Millions winners where are they now?
Of course, lottery officials had warned that your chances of winning the lottery are negligibly small. But if you see the winner, someone wins a huge jackpot, is it not motivated to play again?
These lucky people have learned what it means to be a winner; they now will never be short of money if they can properly spend their winnings. Let’s read what they want to do with their wealth:
- Three teachers from Kansas and Merle and Patricia Butler from Illinois shared a huge jackpot 655 million. Last year, at a draw on March 30 the lucky grand prize was divided and each received almost $ 220 million.
Merle and Patricia Butler had already known how they want to spend their money. They immediately took the whole amount, and didn’t want to divide it into several payments each year. The couple decided to hire a lawyer and financial planner to properly spend the money and to put them in the right investment. Their city in 3700 the population didn’t notice that in the city there were millionaires, because the couple didn’t want to publish their victory. But after a while, residents had noticed significant changes because at the backyard of Merle and Patricia Butler appeared sauna and elegant patio to the main house.
- Eddie Nabors from Georgia and Harold and Elaine Messner from New Jersey won the lottery in March 2007, the total jackpot prize then was nearly $ 390 million.
The newspaper happy 52-year-old winner said that he always dreamed to buy an own house for his daughter, and then their family must pay for loans and mortgages to close. For the son he wants to buy the boat, because he said that his family for a long time didn’t go on a fishing trip together.
- Jim and Carolyn McCullar of Washington won nearly $ 380 million in March 2011.
His entire unexpected prize they want to put in the bank, their six children in the future could provide for themselves a decent life and education. Part of the money the family has given to charity, because they always tried to help people in need. At the press conference, they issued a statement that did not want to waste, and buy their own plane, most of all they care about the future for a generation after generation.
- Holly Lahti from Idaho won nearly $ 380 million in January 2007.
Holly herself raising children, and after the victory, she gave up her job to spend more time with her children. She didn’t live with her husband, and he learned about it only from newspapers victory. He was very happy for the victory of his wife because he denied paying child support for the children.
The problem was that Holly Lahti wasn’t officially divorced, so her husband could claim for half of her prize. The position of this woman was very precarious, because all incomes of spouses in marriage are divided in half at divorce, even if they don’t live together.
- Joe and Sue Kainz from Illinois and Larry and Nancy Ross shared a prize of 363 million dollars at the draw in 2000.
The plans of the spouses didn’t differ from many others. They planned to invest in its own small brewery to the future of their family had a steady income. Then they were going to repair the roof of their old house, and to pay all the debts to friends and banks. These families came under the attention of journalists, but they came out with dignity from this situation, reported briefly about their plans.
- Kevyn Ogawa of California and other lucky winner shared the prize in the 336 million dollars, in August 2009.
The winner said that that victory brought him a nightmare. As soon as everyone knew he hit the jackpot, it attacked hundreds of calls from his friends and acquaintances, who repeatedly asked him for money. Groves said that this victory has turned his life into a real hell.
After all these stories try yourself to play lotteries and maybe you would be the next winner !