Hitting the jackpot seems like a completely transformative experience, but not everyone goes
around splashing money on big mansions and fast cars later on. One woman from New Zealand
recently took a look back at her year living with a $3.000.000 fortune, and said it just allowed
her to relax more and worry less.
Tina was a member of a 10-strong syndicate and collected a piece of a $30.000.000 windfall in
September 2017. This lucky woman was calm and collected at first because she always had a
feeling they’re going to win, but it took her a while to enjoy the freedom $3.000.000 can bring.
Tina used some of the money to go on an overseas trip to the US West Coast with another
syndicate member. Apart from getting a new car, she didn’t make any big purchases, because
winning $3.000.000 is all about having more time for her loved ones.
“I don’t go anywhere in a hurry. I’m not busting my hump working all the time. Sometime I get
to the end of the day and think, ‘What the hell have I done’ – not a lot. But I’ve got family up
here and I see them a lot,” explained Tina.
Her fellow syndicate members didn’t go crazy after hitting the jackpot, either. They all kept
working, and used the money to help out their kids and local community. These ten women
donated their winnings to more than 120 family members, friends, charities, sports clubs and
hospitals in the past 15 months.
“Overall it was a group of women from the same background – hard-working women with
families, who would have loved to throw in the towel at work but couldn’t. All absolutely Joe
average people, and still are,” said Tina.