EURO LOTTERY WINNERS RECEIVING OVER 40 BEGGING LETTERS A WEEK – There are millions of people across Europe who religiously buy their Euro Lottery tickets weekly in the hopes that they will become the next Euro Multi-Millionaires.
The reality of winning a vast sum of money is most often vastly different from what most people imagine it would be. Some quickly realise that the dream of owning a Ferrari or a expansive villa in the sun is not practical and moving away from friends and family is simply out of the question.
When it comes to the really big win the first decision you make will be the most important and life changing; which is that of deciding whether you go public with the win or not.
There are many who would rather not go public but prefer to keep their fortune a secret from public view and therefore decline the offer for a media announcement. Of course if you win a vast some, such as Gillian and Adrian Bayford, who scooped a massive £148 million, it is almost impossible to keep this quiet; even if you don’t elect for a media announcement, it’s not going to take long before people start talking and spreading the word.
Gillian and Adrian Bayford did agree to the media announcement by taking the attitude that this type of win was never going to be secret for that long.
According to the couple they receive approximately 40 begging letters each week but instead of just throwing them in the bin they meticulously examine each one and consider the merits of the request for money.
“We do get a lot of letters, but in this world if you don’t ask, you don’t know.” Gillian and Adrian Bayford
There statement is an admirable one and one that shows they do care about other people. After their win they didn’t fly off to some exotic location in order to consider their future options, instead they elected to fly on EasyJet to Scotland and stay in a caravan park. The idea was to create an air of normality in the madness and to sit and think carefully how the future would pan out.
While they have upgraded their cars and home, to a beautiful country mansion on 100 acres, for £6 million, little else has changed. Their kids still go to the same school and play with the same friends and they both socialize with the same family and friends.
The two decided that they would help people where they can and help the local community. Last year the local kids funhouse went bust and Gillian and Adrian stepped in and bought it – they both felt that the local kids needed somewhere to go, play and have fun and this was their way of supporting their local community.
While many people are not envious that they have so much media attention it must be a joy to be able to live within a community that appreciates what you do for them and of course being in the financial position of doing so.
I have to admit that I like these two; they are certainly very grounded and thoughtful of others and this is something that is rare to find. I for one wish them all the best for the future and hope that what they do give is greatly appreciated by others and the public for their unwavering kindness towards others.
Would really like your take on the article so feel free to leave your comments below. What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you head for sunnier shores? Would you announce your win to the public and how generous would you be towards others in need?