Four years ago, fran gonzaleziconic contestant of Pass word, touched glory by winning one of the biggest prizes – the fifth, to be exact – in the history of the contest. In total, the Asturian took 1.542.000 euros.
His life has changed, although not as much as one might imagine. This is revealed in an interview in The Spanish. “I have always characterized myself as an austere personthe little money I spend a month goes to books or clothes and I don’t have insane vices like tobacco or alcohol, for example,” says the former contestant.
Of course, there are differences: “Perhaps it is that before I bought 3 or 4 books a month and now I buy 6 or 7. Yes, it is true that it changed the lives of my parents and my siblings a lot: I distributed money among all of us for different needs and we ended up very satisfied because, although it was my victory, in the end we all won and that is the important thing”, he comments .
As for what he invested the money in, he reveals: “The first thing, I bought two floors, being one of them my current address. Too I used part of the money in our family business, which is dedicated to energy saving and solar panel installations. Our company is called Ledastur. In third place, I distributed money between my two brothers so they could improve their quality of life generally. We also canceled the mortgage that my parents were paying “. As for personal ‘whims’, he says:” I bought a car and there is still a good pinch left for future needs, trips, studies… “.
In addition, Fran reveals what, if any, the Treasury took from the jackpot she won. “I think they kept 48% of the total amount, approximately 700,000 euros“.