Winning the lottery jackpot might just be the dream that every one of us has in common. Most of us already have a bucket list of what we would do and what we would spend our winnings on, should we win the millions promised by our lottery tickets. Yet, almost everyone who buys a ticket knows, the hope of winning is much larger in the head than the actual probabilities of winning are. Still, the hope that each lottery ticket represents is enough to get us dreaming.
So, everyone knows what they would do if they ever won the lottery, right? You’d be surprised at just how many people have got it all wrong, despite having it all planned out in their heads. Yes, the usual spending of that large mansion, the fast car and the haute couture wardrobe are always there, but just because someone has won some money, does not actually mean that it is an inexhaustible supply!
The following ten people really went all wrong with it and hence, feature in our list of ten stupid things that people have done after winning their lotteries. Whether it was greed or the mistaken notion that their winnings would never deplete, or sheer absent-mindedness, or the mistaken sense of ‘I can get whatever I want now’; but these ten have been lucky enough to win their millions and stupid enough to lose them all on their own accord!
#10. Losing It Out To Absent-Mindedness
We have heard about all the stories out there, where lottery winners have misplaced their winning tickets only to have to go on a massive treasure hunt to retrieve them. Most of them claim to have rifled through their trash, retraced their steps and even went so far as to turn their houses upside down in search for them. For a lot of them, the hard search has paid off, with them finally staking claim over their monies, but there are a few unlucky ones out there who have been living with the thought that they may have lost their millions because of their absent-mindedness! Ian Galtress, an engineer from Merseyside, faced the very same emotions when he realized that he had lost his winning, one million pounds lottery ticket! How did he know for sure? Well, because he had purchased another ticket for his girlfriend and it was just one digit away from his, which of course, turned out to be the winning one, when he had lost it! Similar is the case of Wattford couple, Mr. & Mrs, Tott, who lost out on millions because an investigation that held them to be the real winners took longer than the 30-day deadline that had the company under obligation to pay out!