Money does not always buy happiness. In fact some lottery winners have gone bankrupt, divorced, imprisoned and even murdered.
Experts say that if you win and do not contact a reputable tax professional and a reputable investment adviser, you can put yourself in big financial trouble. If your first step is to let family and friends know you’ve won, it could demand money from close people in your life. Lottery winners who are not able to save millions of their money wisely are often hit with their cash.
While it may seem impossible to blow up a billion or a million dollars, below are some of the worst lottery winning ghost stories in the United States.
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1. William Bud Post. The post won the Pennsylvania 16.2 million jackpot in 1988, the Beaver County Times reported. This was the beginning of a series of unfortunate events for the post. His ex-girlfriend sued him for being a partner in the win and won, and his brother hired a hitman in an attempt to inherit the cash portion. Other relatives spend months demanding money. Within a month of winning, Post filed for bankruptcy and had 1 1 million.
2. Janite Lee. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that Janite Lee, an immigrant from South Korea, worked at a wig shop before winning 1993 18 million in the Illinois lottery in 1993. Million dollar home for his family. But he later sold his rights for a single penny for his annual check. Ten years later, at the age of 80, Lee filed for bankruptcy and had 2.5 2.5 million.
3. Abraham Shakespeare. In 2006, Shakespeare won $ 30 million in the Florida Lottery and was assassinated three years later. According to ABC News, 47-year-old DD Moore, who befriended Shakespeare, was shot twice in the chest. Moore was convicted in 2012 of first-degree murder.
4. Dennis Rossi. In 1997, Rossi won $ 1.3 million in the California lottery and immediately filed for divorce from her husband, People reported. Two years later, Rossi’s husband discovers that he won the lottery and takes her to court. She sued Rossi for not disclosing her victory in the divorce, and the judge rewarded her with a percentage.
5. Jack Whitaker. Before winning 31 315 million in West Virginia in 2002, Whittaker was already a millionaire, according to Time. Exactly four years later, the then president of the construction company claimed that he had collapsed. Tragic events took a toll on his life. Her grandson and daughter died shortly after the drug overdose. Whittaker was then robbed of 54 545,000 while sitting in a strip club in his car.
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