Deana Sampson from Sheffield, UK didn’t have an easy life. Growing up she lived in a very poor household and her parents were struggling to pay the bills and take care of her and Glyn, Deana’s disabled brother. When Deana was 22 she met her first husband and they had a child, Ryan. Although things were still extremely difficult for them financially, Deana was happy. Unfortunately, her husband died tragically in a car accident when their son was just 3 years old. Deana was devastated and only survived after this great loss because of her son whom she had to take care of.
A few years after the accident Deana remarried and had another child. Sadly, the baby girl was born prematurely and didn’t make it. Slowly, heartbroken Deana managed to get over the tragedy and gave birth to Harley, today 18. However, her life was still unhappy due to the constant struggle to make ends meet which was also ruining her marriage. On top of that Glyn, Deana’s beloved brother, suddenly passed away.
This was when Deana thought she couldn’t take any more of the awful things life kept trowing at her and would just give up. One night she was visiting her parents when she dozed off in her late brother’s chair. Waking up a few hours later Deana was determined to go and buy a lottery ticket that very moment as Glyn had visited her in her dream and revealed she was going to win and turn her life around. As incredible as it may sound, Deana did win. Actually, she won the jackpot or the equivalent of $8,9 million. At last, destiny was being kind to Deana.
She gave away more than $2 million to family members, friends and charity. She also took 22 of her relatives to an all expenses paid vacation trip to Spain. However, Deana knew she had to make something of this money, not just spend it, so she started up a business and today runs a restaurant and three bars in her area. Deana works 6 days a week and says she is just not used to sitting around doing nothing and, what is more, it would be a bad example to her children.
To this day, Deana is convinced that none of this would have happened if it wasn’t for her brother who told her to buy the lucky ticket in her dream.