News out of the UK points to an interesting issue that many people may not consider at first glance. A 63-year-old man had won the lotto and unfortunately, that made a huge impact on his life. Not in a good way, mind you. Daniel Millar won 80K in the lotto, and was so thrilled with the cash, he didn’t know what to do.
But here’s the problem that came through. With that win, his disability and benefits were all cut because his income had skyrocketed due to the big win. While 80K is nothing to laugh at, at 63, he wasn’t able to keep it all and keep his life going. He is now in poverty and claims that the lotto has ruined his life.
He told the news media near him to send a message to all lotto players. To be careful about winning big, because you could very well stop your disability and other payments, and the winnings may not be enough to cover it all.
When asked how he was able to garner an 80K win, he said he was just tenacious, playing with his extra money, and budgeting it. He would eventually win the 80K, but he didn’t plan on his life changing as a result.