Lottery Winners Get Involved in Sports

When you imagine hitting the jackpot, your thoughts are probably going main stream fantasizing about spending you winnings to switch to a luxury lifestyle with a bigger house, a tropical vacation home, or a new sports car. Many people will also mention donating to a charity. However, it’s uncommon to hear of people dreaming of donating a part of their winnings into a sports club or the local gym.

Official lotteries have become involved in helping the world become healthier and fitter by donating a part of their funds to sports clubs, and investing in special causes: talented people who need the financial support to become athletes, or regular people who need sports to recover after an illness. If you want to become a part of this world yourself, you can buy lottery tickets online on theLotter, and think about spending your winnings differently. You would be following the footsteps of lottery millionaires like Chris Weir, Ynvar Borgesen, and Gareth and Catherine Bull, who used their winnings to support sports in different ways.

EuroMillions Champs Sponsored Partick Thistle Academy

Mr. Chris Weir is a lucky Brit as the winner of the EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011. He has been featured in the news for not only how he has spent his winnings, but for his donations to charity as well. Mr. Weir, a loyal football fan, decided to dedicate a portion of his fortune to his passion of sports. In July 2012 he made a donation of £750,000 to the local football team, Largs Thistle. This money was used to pay the bills and upgrade the facilities. In 2013, he continued to make donations by sponsoring the foundation of Patrick Thistle. The foundation of Patrick Thistle is a youth academy that offers its football facilities and training to up to 1000 youth. 120 of them will be offered the chance to play professional football.

EuroJackpot Winner Sponsored a Young and Promising Football Player

Yngvar Borgesen was a 63-year-old football fan from Skien, Norway when he found himself 13.5million € richer after winning the EuroJackpot in May 2014. Not only did he win, but he won the largest lottery jackpot in Norwegian history.

From the beginning, Borgesen knew he wanted to help his local community. He became the sponsor of the local football club Odds Ballklubb and their promising defender Fredrik Semb Berge. Berge had recently made his international football debut in a game against South Africa, however because of financial difficulties he was facing the possibility of being sold. With Borgesen’s donation he was able to continue playing for Odds Ballklubb, the same club where his father once played, and then too Norway to the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under 21 Championship.

UK National Lottery Winners Got Involved in Local Sports Club

Gareth and Catherine Bull didn’t let their lottery win of £40 million change who they were. They joked that they continued to be boring even after becoming millionaires. They did make some changes; the money allowed them to quit their jobs and have the time and freedom to spend volunteering with the local sports club, Debdale Park Sports and Recreational Club, where the community’s youth play football.



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