5 feel good ways to spend lottery winnings
How would you spend your millions if you won a big lottery jackpot? Throughout history, winners have splurged on everything from luxurious sports cars to entire theme parks, but these 5 winners chose to spend their cash in more meaningful ways.
A big family vacation – everyone onboard
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate a big lottery jackpot win than a big family vacay!
In March 2019, US Mega Millions winner Michael Weirsky won a AUD$350 million US Mega Millions Jackpot. Weirsky lost the ticket, but it must have been his lucky day, it was handed in by another customer in the store.
Weirsky said the first thing he was going to buy was a new ute, however he looked forward to going on a family vacation and taking everyone with him!
Would you take your whole family on vacation after a jackpot win?
Support your favourite charities
When 66-year old Charles Jackson Jr. won an AUD$440 million US Powerball jackpot, he vowed it wouldn’t change his life too much.
“It probably won’t change much,” said Jackson. “I mean, let me put it this way, I will still wear jeans. But I will probably buy some new ones!”
He also wanted to donate to a few of his favourite charities which included his local hospital.
A new family home
We love a lottery success story, and Cynthia Stafford’s is one of the best we’ve heard!
After visualising her jackpot win and preparing for life as a lottery winner, in 2007 Cynthia took out a massive AUD$140 million US Powerball jackpot.
After taking in her brother’s 5 kids after he was killed by a drunk driver, this lottery win was just the helping hand Cynthia needed.
The first thing Cynthia bought was a new house for her and the kids, as well as a new car and a film production company that helped some of the kids pursue their dream of acting.
A day camp for kids
Not everyone splurges on fancy cars and huge mansions. School teacher, Les Robins used his prize money to buy land and build a day camp for kids.
His AUD$140 million US Powerball win was enough to build Camp Winnegator, a 226-acre property near Lake Winnebago.
Help the community
It’s wonderful to give back to the community, especially if you have a few million to share!
That’s just what John and Linda Kutey did after winning a share of one of the biggest US Mega Millions jackpots in history. They shared a massive AUD$410 million win, their share being approximately AUD$35 million.
The couple donated more than AUD$250,000 to renovate their local park, giving the children of the community a fun place to cool off in the summer.
How would you spend your millions? PLAY NOW for your chance to win from the draws of these gigantic US lotteries and win enough money to help out your favourite charity, or even start your own!
How to spend your lottery winnings?
If you win a big lottery jackpot you'll have a lot of great options with how to spend all that money. You could take your family on a big vacation, support your favourite charities, buy a new family home or help the community. It’s wonderful to give back to the community, especially if you have a few million to share!
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