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Margaret Loughrey

Margaret Loughrey

Margaret Loughrey

A decision made on the spur of the moment changed Margaret Loughrey’s life for ever. But how her life unfolded after that is a cautionary tale that proves that money — even an eye-watering lottery win to the tune of £27m — cannot buy happiness.

A bank account with that balance would be most people’s idea of heaven, but in later years the businesswoman candidly admitted it plunged her into hell, saying: “Money has brought me nothing but grief. It has destroyed my life.”


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