Does winning the lottery change you?
Winning the lottery can be a dream come true and open possibilities in all directions, including the opportunity to change who you are.
Many people dream of winning the lottery. After someone wins the multi-million dollar prizes, the question arises of what they will do with the money.
Most winners of prizes valued at $1 million or more say their first priority is to pay their bills and make sure their current finances are in order before planning on spending the money for anything else. For many winners, their prizes become a small beacon of hope among the constant influx of bills and debts and mortgages and more. Most winners choose this first so they can enjoy their winnings and solve their current money woes.
After bills, however, most people plan to treat themselves in some way with their good luck. Whether it is a new car or a new home, many of the lottery winners are excited to spend on one big purchase. such as their dream car or a new home for their families. Another common way to spend money is for lottery winners to give to their families, primarily their children.
But what about the rest? Some people believe winning the lottery can change you for the worse, and cause you to end up further in debt than before. They view the lottery as a one time payment than people tend to get carried away with.
However, this might not be the case. Gloria MacKenzie, recent winner of the $590.5 million Powerball jackpot doesn’t seem to have changed too much. Reports show that she is still shopping at Wal-Mart and other places. This proves that although she won the largest jackpot in Powerball history, she doesn’t plan to change who she is or what she does.
So does winning the lottery change you? It can if you let it. However, most people view winning as a blessing and want to spend their money in a responsible fashion to make their lives simply better, not extravagent.