Today is the 2nd of december 2022, which means you only have 30 days left,until you grab your hands ,into one of the big super jackpot . To motivate you a bit here are some stories of some lottery winners who went from poor to rich citizen,have a look below:
From Bankruptcy to Jackpot Winner
Juan Rodriguez, a Colombian native who became a US citizen in 1986, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in November 2004 when he had only $0.78 in his bank account and owed $45,000 to creditors. The New York court ruled that Rodriguez, who earns about $30,000 annually in his job at a Manhattan parking lot, would not have to repay his debts.
A court approved Juan Rodriguez’s bankruptcy; the next week he won Mega Millions
In addition to what he had in the bank, Rodriguez had $50 cash in hand. In a story that sounds like something straight out of an ad he spent $1 to purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket and when his five numbers and Mega Ball matched those drawn on 19 November 2004, he was the sole winner of a $149 million jackpot.
Rodriguez elected to take the $88 million lump sum payout of the prize and at the time was the “richest man in New York Lottery history,” lottery officials announced. It was not clear if the bankruptcy court would reverse its earlier decision and require Rodriguez to pay back his debts.
Chris Shaw planned to take his children to Disneyland after winning the Powerball jackpot.
Shaw had purchased his winning ticket at the Break Time convenience store where he works. In addition to replacing two missing front teeth, he planned to take his children to Disney World in Florida. “I can be with them as much as I want now,” Shaw said.
Powerball Winner Had Just $28.96 in the Bank
Chris Shaw, a 29-year-old tattooed father of three who was raised by his grandparents in rural southern Missouri, was the sole winner of a $258 million Powerball jackpot in the draw on 21 April 2010.
“We didn’t come from money. For us it’s just going to be a huge relief to know I’m going to be able to pay my electric bill, my gas bill,” Shaw said. “I’m just a regular guy working paycheck to paycheck … well not any more,” he said.
Playing the lottery is, and should remain, a form of entertainment and you should never consider it as a way to make money, or to improve your financial situation.But if you perhaps end up winning the lottery consider making sure you make the use use of your windfall.