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We Won The Lottery - Real Life Winner Stories [Kindle Edition]

Danny Buckland
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"We Won The Lottery" also goes behind the scenes at the National Lottery to reveal funny facts, the luckiest numbers, the unusual purchases and exactly what happens when you win.

Since 1994, the UK's National Lottery has created 2,300 millionaires. Expensive cars, big houses and dream holidays are all top of the wish list for those ordinary people whose lives are changed with a winning lottery ticket. But what about buying a boob job for your sister, giving away holidays to children with cancer or hiring a private helicopter for the school prom?

For the first time five winners share the details of their shopping sprees and the highs and lows of their lives once they became millionaires. "We Won The Lottery" also goes behind the scenes at the National Lottery to reveal funny facts, the luckiest numbers, the unusual purchases and exactly what happens when you win.


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About the Author

Danny Buckland is a writer and journalist, who has worked for many national newspapers including The Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He has interviewed jackpot winners and shared their hopes and fears as they get used to being millionaires. He is married with two children and lives in London.

Product Details

  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Accent Press (January 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B8ZF19G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written April 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First of all, it reads a little like an advertisement for the National Lottery (U.K.). Every winner's story contains some variation of the phrase "Camelot was great" (Camelot referring to the lottery people) which was odd, but there was all kinds of other references about how great the National Lottery is, and all of the fluff between stories clearly came straight from the National Lottery. It comes across as promotional fluff.

But the issue I have is that this is really poorly written. I imagine that the writer interviewed these subjects and then simply went chronologically through the interview and turned it into prose rather than organizing the stories and thoughts in any way at all. Stories skipped around completely at random and rambled to the point of being excruciatingly boring. It was like reading student essays or teenage blogs. "The day I won the lottery, then 15 years in the past, then 1 year after winning, then back to the day they won, then 5 years after winning" but all completely at random, not for any effect. He interviewed winners who rambled about their experiences and then he wrote down their ramblings without finessing them at all or knowing where to edit.

As a side note, I think it's interesting that all the winners seemed to go out of their way to make themselves seem likeable and normal. It seems that when people win they feel the need to justify it to other people, whether because they were hardworking, needy, sick, or nice or whatever... It comes across as obnoxious. The obnoxiousness is more interesting than any of the stories themselves, though. The stories are mostly really boring. It's probably hard to find a winner who will actually TELL ALL instead of editing themselves to be more likeable.

I gave it three stars because it was only 99 cents. For that price, it's okay. The stories were at least unique from others I've found online, which is something.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Freddie
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Author Danny Buckland presents true-life British lottery winners in their own words. Each winner started from a poor or middle-class background and suddenly faced the publicity that a lottery win generates, and also the decisions needed to make the win a continuing positive force in their life.

Many are the horror stories of lottery winners ending up poor after spending through their money in a short period of time. You won't find them here. These winners, though of average intelligence, were SMART in their handling of money and in using it to benefit others as well as themselves.

This book is a "quick read" and well worth the short amount of time you'll take to enjoy the vignettes of these winners--in money, and in life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No substance March 30, 2014
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I hoped that it might be a book telling me of their lives in greater detail, the positive changes, the good done by such windfalls.
Rather I found it to be "water down", hard to read, not catching to my attention and by a third of the book it had lost me and I had lost interest.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of fluff May 6, 2014
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These are interesting stories of lottery winner in England but I don't think they're true to most situations in the US. Maybe they have a healthier outlook on money in the UK. I don't think this book is worth buying . Obviously, not a lot of thought or research went into it.
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