There’s so much in the news these days about big lottery jackpot winners who get the cash then lose it all in a variety of ill-considered ways. They overspend on luxuries such as houses, cars, and travel. They wildly distribute money to family, friends, and an assortment of associates (the latter often coming in the form of schemers and scam artists). Soon enough the jackpot winnings disappear like mist over a lakefront cottage with a “for sale” sign in the yard.
Dino publicly announced his prize some five months after discovering he hit it big. Why did he wait so long?
A few years back Allen and Violet won $11.2 million playing the lottery, but little changed in the lives of the two.
As I see it, winners like Dino, Tom, Craig, and the elderly Larges are well grounded as financially literate souls from the get go.