Happy International Women's Day to all you ladies out there! It is your day, and you should celebrate yourself – and what better way than winning tonight’s $85 million US Powerball jackpot!
Woman love money. It’s that simple. With money comes peace of mind, shopping, nip-tucking and ultimately empowering yourself.
Let’s start off looking at some powerful woman and what they have to say about being a woman:
"I don't have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world."
"Do not let this defeat you - let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn't have before... don't be afraid, be loud!"
"Too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that."
These amazing woman have achieved a huge amount of success in life due to the fact that they believe in themselves and their capabilities, but sometimes it takes financial security to show exactly what you can do and how you can make this world a better place. Like the following lottery winners who have all in their own special way followed through on their promises after winning a life-changing amount on the lottery.
One of the most big-hearted lottery winners has got to be Christine Weir. Christine and her husband, Colin have given numerous large donations over the years to causes that mean something to them. Since winning the jackpot 2011, they have made notable donations to a little girl with cerebral palsy, a promising young artist, and a child in need of a prosthetic limb and even gave their house to their neighbour, who was a teen mother. Over and above all this Christine also contributed countless dollars to fund causes in their community through the Weir Charitable Trust.
Back in 2011, Carolyn McCullar from a little town in Washington State, USA, won 50% of the $380 million dollar jackpot prize on the American Mega Millions lottery. It was the second biggest jackpot win in US history at that time but the couple took the win in their stride. Instead of going crazy with their winnings and spending huge amounts of cash on themselves with expensive holidays etc, they used their money to allow future generations of their family to live very comfortable lives.
In 2012, octogenarian Louise White took home around $210 million dollars that she won on the Rhode Island Powerball lottery jackpot. The jackpot stood at $336 million dollars but after settling for a lump sum payment, she was still very happy to win the $210 million in cash. Louise was a bit shy about her exact plans with her windfall but indicated she would make her family very happy. After hiring a legal team to advise her, the 81 year old set up a trust in which she deposited her massive jackpot winnings.
Denise won £5 million on the lottery. After enjoying a cruise with her husband to celebrate their good fortune, they paid up their existing mortgage then bought their dream home in Somerset. They then invested in three more properties as well as paying for their son to enroll in Oxford Brookes University to obtain his degree.
Viv Nicholson became famous for her ‘spend, spend, spend’ remarks after winning a fortune on the UK Football Pools in 1961. Her win was £152,300 at the time, which was the equivalent of £3 million pounds in today’s money. She ordered many clothes from the exclusive store Harrods, got herself several luxury cars and traveled all over the USA and Europe in luxury hotels. Today, her closet has a lot of haute couture.
English couple Beryl Keates and her husband overcame odds of 14,000,000-to-one to strike it rich by winning £3.5 million pounds on the lottery in 2012 some of which they gave to members of their family. The Daily Mirror reported that they said: "We gave £250,000 to each of our four sons, £10,000 to each of our nine grandchildren and gave some money to our sisters." They still have some money left over and they still play the lottery hoping for the next big win.
Over the years cosmetic enhancements have become a popular option for lottery winners with an estimated 1 in 4 lottery winners having forked out for surgical enhancements for themselves, friends or relatives.
Sarah Cockings made a name for herself by treating herself and her 2 sisters to boob jobs after she took home £3 million on the UK Lottery in 2005. The 21 year old lottery winner forked out £5,000.00 on each of the procedures and also purchased a 4 bedroom house for her parents.
Show off that bikini
Got a bucket list? Then we suggest you play tonight’s $85 million US Powerball lottery or this Friday’s massive $106 million Mega Millions and you could start crossing off crazy antics like doing a handstand on the Great Wall of China, a butt slide down the Andes or showing off your bikini sipping cocktails on the beach in the Maldives. Having enough money means time to feed whatever freaky wanderlust you might have.
It turns out many jackpot winners have never been outside their home country — 19% of them take their first foreign voyage after winning.
Others make bigger moves. The study found 38% of lottery winners relocate, 75% of these from an apartment to a single family home, and 24% of winners buy property in a foreign country.
Play the Lottery Online
If you still haven’t started playing the lottery online, you better do so right away. Why? Well, for starters it’s International Woman’s Day and we all have that special lady in our lives that could do with spoiling!
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Play the lottery online today – and make tomorrow the first day to a brand new life with millions of Dollars, Euro’s and Pounds at your disposal.
Best of luck!
The PlayHugeLottos.com Team