a dozen bus drivers won the Irish Lotto. Before they became Irish Lotto winners, they earned £17,000 a year. The jackpot was £38 million, so they instantly went from working men to millionaires. After a year, the bus drivers were asked what they had done with their £3,169,553 winnings.
Most Irish Lotto winners’ stories end in one of two ways. They either end up blowing all the money, or they save all the money. No matter how to the story ends, the moral of the story is that money cannot buy happiness because real life is much more complicated. The depot where the Irish Lotto winners worked was a friendly, but shabby place where they could take a break and get a sip of tea. For a few weeks, the Stagecoach depot’s gates were closed because there were journalists standing outside the fence who promised cash for any dirt they could get on the Irish Lotto winners. The other workers at the time were being asked if they were the winners, and lies where being spread about all the employees.
The drivers believe that winning the Irish Lotto was both a blessing and a curse. The journalists soon got bored and left the depot alone. One of the facts that the media got wrong was that all the drivers quit. However, two of the Irish Lotto winners are still working at the depot. They are now working in the office and sometimes drive part-time to cover any staffing shortages.
The decision to continue working after winning the lottery is common with Corby lotto winners. Their lives did change, but they did not change as dramatically as most other places in the world. Most of them continue to live in the same homes. If they do move, they move into homes that are only slightly better,
Most of the winners have tried to keep their privacy. Most of the stories about these Irish Lotto winners were untrue, so they have been avoiding the media. The stories are still around, so some people still believe some of these stories.
There have been many jokes from the bus drivers who did not win, especially when they are approached when they are shopping at Poundland and asked if they had won. However, one of the winning drivers, Laidlaw can be regularly found shopping at Poundland. Robertson, another winner, also still shops at Poundland. They believe that the money has not changed them, but has just made life easier for them. Robertson has also said that his four sons are not going to see any of the winnings because he wants them to work for a living. However, Laidlaw is going to help his children with some of the money that he won.
The bus drivers who became Irish Lotto winners have mostly kept their winning secret. However, some of them see their winning as a curse. Many of them still live the same life that they had before. While most of the Irish Lotto winners have left the bus company, two of them still work at the bus depot.