Gay People Winning the Lottery.The world of lotteries has seen a couple of individuals that haven’t been afraid to tell the world exactly who they are. We’ve compiled some of the most touching and intriguing instances of gay people winning the lottery.
The Happiest Gays couple
Civil partners Lyn Pearce and Ian Sexton bought a EuroMillions ticket on a whim. Needless to say, the couple was massively surprised to find out that they’d won one million pounds!
Pearce and Sexton have been together for years and they’d been in a civil partnership for six years (the couple won the major award in May 2012). In an interview, the two men said that they were already enjoying a wonderful lifestyle and that they’d take some time to decide about what to do with all of the money.
Pearce and Sexton have good relationships with their family members. This is the main reason why the two men said that they’d be taking the people they love on an exciting vacation in some wonderful, exotic place. The couple also had plans for expanding their property and getting a much dreamed-about swimming pool.
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The Best Way to Deal with Homophobic Parents
Imagine the following scenario you’re gay, you win the lottery and you have homophobic parents. What should you do? No, this isn’t a theoretical question. The scenario occurred in real life and it involved one lucky guy who won 15 million dollars. This lucky guy had no idea what to do with the money, which is why he asked the online community for assistance.
On November 2015, a Reddit member posted a question and asked the community members for advice. The original post is quite lengthy, but in essence, it explains that a 29-year old gay person has won more than 15 million dollars. The winner shared that he’d like to take investment courses, increase the number of millions and donate some of the money to a charity.
Needless to say, the story went viral quickly, and several media did reports about the gay winner.
Originally, the winner was intending to help parents pay off their mortgage. The problem stemmed from the fact that his mom and dad didn’t support their son after he made the decision to come out. In fact, it got so bad that the parents practically decided to disown their son.
In time, the original poster made an update to the Reddit post. He wrote that the family met his boyfriend and was making baby steps in the right direction. Regardless of their previous behavior, the son still decided to go ahead and help his parents. He emailed them with information about what they could receive from his lottery millions. The Reddit post suggests he’s waiting for their reply. We have no idea how the story went, but one thing is certain regardless of being terrible to their child, these parents did raise one good son!