If You’re Going To Win, Win BigFebruary 17, 2010
How’s your life going? Is it full of joy and free of worry? Do you have everything you need? Do you have confidence you can get anything you want? Or are you one of the many people muddling though, making the best of a bad hand dealt to you, full of debt and other worries? No doubt most of you will have occasional fantasies of the good life you’d be living if you were to win the lottery. Some of you may actually do the lottery and dream big. The chance of winning on the National Lottery, however, is extremely small. Winning the EuroLottery is even more unlikely, as likely as catching a rainbow. Yet somebody does win and when they do, it gives us hope that maybe next time…
The latest Brits to win big are Nigel Page, 43 and his partner Justine Laycock, 40 from Cirencester in Gloucester. They netted a cool £56 million, half the £113 million prize money on the EuroLottery. The other half has gone to a ticket holder in Spain, just in case you’re interested. They are the biggest British Lottery winners to date. They went public and told the tale of how they found out they won. They’ll do the usual lottery winner type things like quitting their jobs, buying a new home, car and pets for the children. Nigel, a sky diving fan is looking to set up a centre in his area with vertical wind tunnels, so others can get the buzz. Nothing too extravagant and from what I read, the money will also go towards helping others. I have to say, if it were me, I would tell no one other than my close family, though it would be hard to explain away a new home and car that suddenly came my way. It would have to be a hell of an inheritance.
Although I fear for them, as the publicity could bring some unwanted side effects to the win, like an avalanche of begging letters, greedy families and fair-weather friends, I really hope they do well with it. They seem to be a really nice couple with their feet on the ground, the shock of actually winning notwithstanding. Only the churlish and jealous would begrudge their win. I wish them the very best of luck