When you win a lot of money on something like the Euro Millions you have to bear in mind that your life has just changed. Unusual things might happen, and you will probably come across some strange people. These are things that you have to be prepared for and just learn to brush off.
Winners of the lottery have been subject to all sorts of bizarre requests. Once people know that you have an awful lot of money, which they automatically think should be going spare, they seem to think that it is ok to ask for it. Previous Euro Millions winners have had begging letters asking for anything from money to pay for a complete stranger’s wedding through to medical fees for sick children. Some of these things will make you laugh, some will touch your heart strings, and some will be out and out lies. Just be careful out there.
Winning big is a shock to the system to both the winner and to their friends and family. It is something that takes a little bit of getting used to. You may see sides to those closest to you that you never previously noticed, or you may notice that people who you never saw very often are now your new best friends. It would be foolish to assume that winning something like the Euromillions will not change your relationships with people. It is bound too. The best thing that you can do is try to stay grounded and see who sticks with you. These will be the people who you can rely on and trust to support you. Don’t forget that you are the same person, people’s perception of you may have changed but you should not.
The amount of money which we are talking about allows people to live a fantasy life should they so wish. This means that doing the things that many people would consider crazy are options. You can hire a bouncy castle and play with it in the middle of a desert with friends if you so wish. You can have insane parties Gatsby style, you can buy helicopters and pilots and go anywhere. You can pretend to be people that you always aspired to be. The world is your oyster. These things might give you some great memories. Just remember to keep to some simple rules and see that no harm comes to you or anyone else and amazing times are ahead; quite possibly in the newspaper headlines.
A lot of what will happen once you win will come down to the type of person you are and those you have around you. Some people take the sensible route and are unaffected by pleas for help from strangers. Some people are empathic and cannot cope with the guilt of such requests and flee. You will hear and see some things which you were not expecting before the win though. Accept this fact and you will be able to enjoy your future.
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