“The money has brought me nothing but pain“. These are the words spoken some time ago by Margaret Loughrey, known in England as “Maggie Millions ”, which after living for years on the state subsidy of 58 pounds a week, she was awarded the first prize of theEuroMillions of over 26 million pounds, about 31 million euros. A win that would have changed the lives of many for the better, but not his. The 56-year-old woman was found dead in her small Belfast apartment, which she had never changed despite the award. From the first findings of the police who rushed to the scene, there is confirmation that it is suicide.
Margaret bought the ticket in 2013, on her way back from the employment office looking for work. He had called his brother Paul first, but immediately after collecting the winnings, he had removed him from his life, along with the other four brothers, while giving each of them a million euros. Later, however, he had often stated during interviews that that enormous amount of money had destroyed it. “Sand there is hell, I’ve been there. I regret hitting the Jackpot. I used to be a happy person, but winning has ruined my life“. The woman had never married and had no children, and most of the money she won was later donated to charities.
In recent years he had also bought a pub, an old mill, which he had turned into a leisure center, and even a bungalow. Immediately after the victory, probably due to the great pressure, he began to have health problems and alcoholism. She was later convicted of assaulting a taxi driver, and had done 150 hours of community work. Currently he still had 5 million euros in his possession, and the suicide is therefore not due to the lack of money, but to the loneliness from which he suffered. “It makes no sense to have 31 million euros and be alone. This cannot make me happy, only the happiness of other people can“. Perhaps for this reason, he had decided to donate a lot of his money to charity.
Margaret Loughrey, however, was not the only one to whom so much money did not bring as much happiness. Even for the postman Adrian Bayford who had won a whopping 148 million pounds in the lottery, things did not go very well. His 13-year-old son Cameron recently came out of a coma after his quad bike, a gift from his father, crashed last month at the family’s vast Suffolk estate. A friend of his said that Adrian: “Si feel consumed with guilt“On the other hand, the fate of an English bricklayer is different, who won almost 123 million euros, but decided to continue working because, as he said:” I have jobs to finish, and I cannot abandon my clients “.