A man from California explained that he didn't waste his money; he just bought a new truck and a low-key house. The difficult relationship with his only sister and why he decided not to give her a penny.
The joy and excitement of winning the lottery must be one of the most difficult to hide, but who may be the most discreet man in the world managed to keep it a secret for ten years and does not seem to want to reveal it to those closest to him.
There are several stories of people who, after winning the lottery, come to tragedy, waste, envy, and lawsuits for the money ruin their lives; perhaps it is for these reasons this man from California decided to keep this secret just for him.
The California resident confessed in an anonymous letter to The Moneyist that he has been hiding from his family for ten years the more than $ 55 million he won in the lottery.
"I never told my parents, or my sister, or anyone. I have kept a low profile. For example, I bought a new truck and a house, but I told them I was renting it. Was I wrong not to tell anyone? "He said in his letter.
This 67-year-old man wanted to preserve his security and tranquility by not telling this secret. He must be satisfied with his life by doing everything possible to keep everything as it is.
I know my parents wouldn't have asked for anything, but my sister would have asked me to give her half of my church. I have not given money to any other organization. I don't believe in lending to friends and family, no matter what. "If that happens, it will be ruined," he explained.
He says money changes people, but the man didn't move his world, or at least he wanted to and didn't even know that if he told his friends, What will happen?
Now I am 67 years old, and I am very comfortable with my life. I don't spend much. I have no children, and my parents passed away", he added.
In the letter, the lucky winner wonders if he did the right thing to keep it a secret for so long, both from his family and his friends. It also specifies that one of the biggest reasons he did not say anything was his difficult relationship with his only sister.
She was sincere and said that she does not speak with her only direct relative, her sister, due to the "horrible things" that the woman tried to do to her parents in the past. Even so, the winner claims to have led a quiet life without spending a lot of money.
"I haven't supported my sister because I don't like her or her husband, and I haven't talked to her in over ten years. Hopefully, you have no idea where I live; Furthermore, my parents took her off the farm before they died. He tried to do horrible things to our parents, which I managed to put an end to," he said.
The columnist answered him and said that what surprised them the most was that he maintained a balanced and peaceful existence after winning the lottery.
You definitely realize that money doesn't change who you are. However, it can change the way you think about others. People present their needs, resentments, insecurities, and ambitions to others. Comparison and despair is an often unavoidable human trait," reflected the financial columnist.
He also agreed and pointed out that money cannot buy authentic relationships with friends and neighbors. It cannot buy you more time on the planet.
Because of this, I see no problem in resisting the urge to share the news the way I want to live my life and anyone else, especially your family.