Many people dream of earning the first million, and some of them, by a stroke of luck, are in fact millionaire overnight. This is the case of who plays the lottery and has the numbers drawn.
Part of the winners gets the feat of increasing fortune after making good investments and applying the money the right way. However, many others lose everything and return to square one, proving that those who can not contort with little, can hardly manage much.
Want to know the real stories of the lucky lottery winners and spend it all? So, check out the stories that Ayesha has separated for you …
Antônio Domingos: the ex-millionaire who now lives with $ 500 per month
Former millionaire Antônio Domingos is living proof that it is possible to score high and lose everything in two stages. In 1983, it earned the equivalent of R $ 30 million, but what could be the key to the change of life, was not confirmed in practice. Dazzled, Antonio spent everything soon, lent money, made impulse purchases, and today, the 46-year-old from Bahia gets about $ 500 a month.
Roger Griffths: won $ 6 million and now only has $ 21 in the bank
In 2005, Briton Roger Griffths won 2 million pounds in the lottery, which corresponds to R $ 6 million. His first attitude after making the money, was to fulfill all his dreams of consumption. He bought a mansion, several cars (including a Porsche), made trips, opened a salon for his wife and even invested in his rock band. It is worth mentioning that the CD recorded by the band sold only 600 copies, the hall of the wife began to give a weekly loss of $ 12,000 and the dreamed mansion was burned.
With only $ 21 in the account, Roger began to go through marital crises, separated from his wife and today lives with his parents. Lamenting the situation, he admits he was not wise enough to manage all the money he earned.
Suzanne Mullins: From Millionaire to Bank Debtor
Suzanne Mullins, a Virginia resident, earned a hefty ($ 4.2 million) in the 1990s, but she chose to receive the money in 20 installments, opting instead for the majority of the lottery winners. What at first seemed like a sensible decision soon became a problem. Even with her quiet life and no apparent extravagance, Suzanne managed to owe the bank. According to her, the fact that the account is in the red (- US $ 1 million), is due to the medical and hospital expenses of her son-in-law, who suffered serious health problems.
Did you see how financial tranquility has more to do with how to manage, than with how much money you have? Learn to control what you gain, even if it is little. So if your life suddenly changes, your salary improves or you are awarded a prize, money will be your ally and not the villain of your story.