A farmer from the United States, Mr Neal Wanless has recently won the US lottery winning a whopping $88.5 million prize. This lucky winner works on his ranch in South Dakota alongside his parents. Despite winning a fortune, this down to earth farmer vows that he will carry on working the land as this is a job that he loves.
A spokesperson from Nettime commented recently that:
“Winning the Lottery appears to have very little impact on the winners’ perception of their social class or their political persuasion.”
Mr Wanless is one of many lottery winners across the world including winners of the UK national lottery who, despite new riches have no desire to change their routine or ditch their job.
Perhaps this is further proof that it’s not only money that brings true happiness but finding an occupation that is fulfilling and rewarding. Maybe taking this approach to winning large lump sums of money is more guaranteed to ensure the new lottery winner keeps their feet firmly planted on the ground and can truly enhance their lives with their new financial gain.
In the same way, more people are choosing to keep the news of their new found wealth under wraps and to invest wisely. Perhaps following these uncertain economic times, winners are displaying a new found prudence rather than indulging in extravagant spending sprees.