These Lottery Winners Are Living Proof That Too Much Money Can Ruin Your Life
How many of us have said that our dream is to win the lottery? For some 'lucky' lottery winners, what happened after receiving their payout was nothing short of a nightmare. Find out what happened to these people following them hitting the jackpot...
At 26 years old, Michael Carroll took home £9.7 million in the 2002 UK National Lottery. How he chose to spend his winnings? Luxury cars, drugs, and prostitutes, naturally.
Prior to winning £1.8 million, Roger and Lara Griffith were a happy couple. After using the lottery money to buy a mansion and a Porsche, their relationship fell apart and they ended up separating.
After winning the lottery, Suzanne Mullins opted for the yearly payment of £35,600. After falling on tough times, she withdrew a loan from a financial institution. She was unable to meet deadlines and subsequently fell deep in debt.
Bud Post won £12 million in the lottery, and did not have an average story following. Extravagant spending, a failed assassination attempt, and one divorce settling later left him in debt for millions.
After winning £6.2 million, Sharon Tirabassi quickly blew through her money in a decade between cars, vacations, and handouts to friends and family.
After having won the lottery two (!) times in the USA, Evelyn Adams gambled away all of her winnings and has otherwise ended up living in a caravan.
After taking home the equivalent of £127.2 million in the 2002 US lottery, Andrew Jackson Whittaker went through a series of unfortunate events, such as multiple robberies. Before this, he had donated a good amount to charity.
Janite Lee won nearly £13.5 million in 1992. Unlike most others, the majority of her spending was charitable. Regardless, she filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after finding herself millions in debt.
They had the chance to claim £3 million, but unfortunately for Martyn and Kay Tott they lost their ticket winning after finding out they had been sitting on fortune for six months.
Americo Lopes won £28.7 million, which he hid from his co-workers who pooled together money for the ticket. After being forced to split the earnings, the now-unemployed Lopes blew through the money in no time.
After winning £2.9 million in the lottery, Ibi Roncaioli gave nearly half of it to a secret child she had raised with a man other than her husband. Instead of divorcing like a sane person, he decided to kill her.