The best house of lottery winners. You’ll be jealous when you see it!
January 2016, the American public game Powerball announced a draw with an enormous prize pool. It was the largest lottery pool in America and one of the biggest lottery pools in the world. A lot of people participated in that fabulous draw, including celebrities. For example, Kim Kardashian asked her Twitter subscribers if they had bought a ticket as she had done.
Of course, Kim Kardashian didn’t win that fabulous Powerball prize. It was actually split between two married couples and a young man. Each party was paid approximately $ 530.000.000 before all payments and taxes. All of them are ordinary people who never had impressive incomes. One of the winning parties were John and Lisa Robinson. They hacked the Powerball winning combination (4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and 10) and won a monstrous amount of money. Thanks to Powerball, several generations of the Robinson family won’t ever worry about how to make money to make a living.
Who are John and Lisa Robinson?
John and Lisa Robinson who took part in the draw with the largest lottery pool in history are an ordinary American family. Previously, they lived in a simple panel house — you can find many of such houses throughout America. The house wasn’t the worst option: its market value was $ 150.000. However, the winners didn’t like it too much. Of all the merits, Lisa distinguishes only decent neighbors.
Generally speaking, the Robinsons were never too poor. They had four cars: two Hondas to go to work and two pickup trucks. John was fond of fishing and didn’t want to spoil good cars with bad roads, that’s why he bought trucks in addition to other family automobiles. All those cars were beat-up and even a bit rusty.
Despite the age, the Robinsons weren’t retired: Lisa was an administrator of the medical center. As for John, who was an auto mechanic by profession, he worked in the marshalling department at a parts factory. The Powerball winner had to work 12-hour shifts over and over again, which greatly influenced his health.
Of course, the Robinsons wished to retire, but circumstances didn’t allow them to do that: for example, shortly before winning the lottery, the couple made a thorough renovation in the house, then, less than a week later the water heater went bad and a strong leakage of water occurred, so that the house had to be restored again.
Robinsons are generous people. For Christmas, they always bought toys and clothes for children. Friends and relatives said that Lisa and John were simple-minded, modest, hardworking and down-to-earth people. They didn’t like excessive attention, but they always came to the rescue and extended a helping hand.
Life after winning the lottery. The House!
On the eve of the sensational Powerball draw, which was held on 13 January 2016, Lisa phoned her husband and asked him to buy a lottery ticket. John responded that he was leaving work and wasn’t feeling well, but Lisa was insistent, so the man had to stop by the supermarket, where he bought 4 lottery tickets.
The Robinsons didn’t apply for the prize for several months. They just wanted to think about their future without hype and panic. It was psychologically difficult for them to accept the fact that they were enormously rich.
At the ceremony of awarding lottery winners, Lisa and John told the reporters that they weren’t going to change the way of their life. The Robinsons were sure that they would continue living in their old house and even going to work, but (as most lottery winners do) six months later the Robinsons decided to change their mind.
Lisa and John retired and bought a luxurious mansion for almost $ 10 million. A huge house with a pier, a personal cinema and a gym is located in a secluded area. The mansion on the shore of a beautiful lake is surrounded by a dense forest. The whole land around the new house belongs to the Robinsons.
Liza and John agreed to a photo session of their new home. You, too, can admire the photos of the winners’ home. This house is really awesome!
Watch out for the Powerball news. Perhaps, the lottery will repeat its record and distribute one more largest ever lottery pool in the world. It will be fantastic!
The lottery winners John and Lisa Robinson agreed to show us their new house. It’s gorgeous! The house is surrounded by forest, meadows and lakes. There is a personal gym, a cinema and a billiard room in it.
This Tennessee couple may have won $327 million in the Powerball lottery — but they won’t necessarily be any happier
The small-town Tennessee couple overcame odds of one in 292 million to win a portion of the record high $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.
They claimed their winnings in a lump sum of about $327 million, the Associated Press reports, rather than receiving 30 annual installments that would have totaled an estimated $533 million.
“We’re going to take the lump sum, because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow,” Robinson told AP. “We just wanted a little piece of the pie. Now we’re real grateful we got the big piece of the pie.”
As history assures us, a big piece of the pie does not guarantee happiness — and in some cases, it leads to the opposite. Consider the many people whose lives took a turn for the worse after winning the lottery.
As Robert Williams, a professor of health sciences and gambling studies at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, told Business Insider’s Shana Lebowitz, perhaps the biggest problem with modern lotteries is how they portray the effects of winning.
“They deceptively convey the notion that life will improve,” he says, when in fact, “we adapt to our material gains.”
“In other words, while you might be happy for the first few months after you hit the jackpot, eventually that elation will wear off and you’ll have new concerns, like the stock market,” Lebowitz writes.
Another problem that sudden wealth can lead to is lack of structure in your daily life, warns Robert Pagliarini, author of “The Sudden Wealth Solution,” who has spent 20 years working with sudden wealth recipients.
“We are used to having structure in our day. We get up, go to work, look forward to the weekends. We have challenges and goals we are pursuing,” he tells Business Insider. “Sudden wealth can flip all of this on its head. When we have more money than we could ever spend, most people quit their job — but the job provides many of us with structure, a sense of purpose, and a great deal of our social interaction. Remove this and it leaves a big void.”
That doesn’t mean sudden wealth is always a problem. While a cash windfall can turn into a nightmare overnight if you let it, “it can also be an opportunity to re-shape your life and to help family, friends, and your community,” emphasizes Pagliarini.
For now, the Robinsons have no plans to quit their jobs — she works at a dermatologist’s office and he is a warehouse supervisor — or leave Munford, the small Tennessee town where they both went to high school.
They don’t even plan on buying a new house. “Big houses are nice,” the couple told AP, “but also you gotta clean ’em.”
John and Lisa Robinson claimed their winnings in a lump sum of about $327 million.