posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:11 PM
The people who really screw up when winning are those who aren't ready for it, haven't thought things through, aren't used to having any money at
all and thus go crazy with it (by no means the outcome for all who start off poor). Some are just stupid with it. Some people get into trouble
because there are people they know who get envious and come after them for having it, usually these people come from bad backgrounds to begin with or
are unfortunate to be in contact with some bad elements. That last problem is one I wouldn't have because some of my friends are already very well
off so it's not like any of them are going to come after me for suddenly having a stroke of good fortune.
Some do very well. I remember years ago the local media in Maryland (a magazine, I think) followed up on what became of various lottery winners
there. The first winner of the Maryland lottery (she won a cool $5 million) had been quite poor before she won. Many years down the road she still
was very well off, was sending all her kids to college and was posed in the article happily standing in front of her Mercedes. Clearly for her and
her family it changed everything for them, for the better.