When Cynthia P. Stafford won a huge $110 million jackpot playing the California Mega Millions eight years ago things began to change very quickly. From living on a very tight budget, she suddenly had much more than she actually needs.
She says she believes that she willed herself to win. More than that, she also prepared herself for the win by researching financial advisers and lawyers; thus she knew whom to call on when the win came. She has been careful with the money and still lives in the new home with a pool she bought after her win. And yes, she still plays the lottery occasionally.