Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lottery Funded Films


The lottery is not just a ticket buying system that promises rags to riches stories. The money brought in from lotteries is often used for the Greater Good and the UK’s National Lottery is no different. Since its start in the ‘90’s, the National Lottery has helped a number of industries, with the buzzing movie industry being one of them. Yes, the lottery funds films.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Taking to the Skies

People have been fascinated with flying for thousands of years. Thankfully in today’s era it’s relatively easy to fulfill this dream. By obtaining your Private Pilot’s License (PPL) you open the door to new adventures, from taking joy rides with friends and family to flying yourself to business meetings.

The process of obtaining your PPL for both helicopter and airplane is relatively the same, although there will be some slight regional differences depending on where you are located. Here is some of the information you need to know, click here for the information.


Friday, April 06, 2018

Living Large


Dreaming big and living large is rarely a problem for those who have reached optimum success and have a bit of extra cash lying around. What to do with all that spare change, you may ask? Below, we have listed some of the most extravagant ideas and high-end items you have ever seen.

Triumph After Tragedy

The internet is full of stories about people that have won the lottery. Some stories are full of luck or mystery and some of bizarre circumstances. The tale of Mary Wollens story would definitely be classified as the latter, and is a tale that needs to be told right from the beginning…

Mary Wollens was the daughter of poor Ukrainian immigrants. After leaving a life of hardship behind in rural Alberta, she moved to Saskatchewan with her parents to live on a farm. Mary began to work as a house cleaner at the tender age of 14. Once married, life didn’t get any easier for Mary. At the end of World War II, Mary and her husband moved to Toronto where he found work building the subway and repairing machines. When Mary turned 61, her daughter was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – an event that shook her world. Mary was left caring for both her daughter and husband, who was, by now, also ill and bedridden. Tragically, Mary lost both her loved ones within 7 months of each other. Mary expresses it as being one of the toughest times in her life, having done nothing but cry after her daughter’s passing. Read more here.
                                                   


Australia Cracks 1992 US Lottery

15 February 1992, the lottery in Virginia, USA, stood at $27 million. Many hopefuls bought their tickets, but little did they know that an Australian syndicate was to outwit them all.


Stefan Mandel was a Romanian economist and somewhat of a maths genius. In 1964 he won his first lottery via a complex math formula which had taken him several years to work out. He then escaped communist Romania and ended up in Israel where he spent several more years watching the lottery and learning as much as he could. Eventually he entered again and won, this time moving on to Australia, which is where our story really begins



Private Island, Anyone?

So, you are about to embark on one of the most life altering adventures of your life – purchasing your own private island. Congratulations! However, there are a few important things to consider along the way. It’s very easy to get caught up in the romance of the exercise without considering if it will fit into your lifestyle. Let the thoughts of white sand beneath your feet be put on hold for just a moment while you ponder on these important questions.