These Lottery Winners Are Living Proof That Too Much Money Can Ruin Your Life
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Biggest Lotto Losers
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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After winning £6.2 million, Sharon Tirabassi quickly blew through her money in a decade between cars, vacations, and handouts to friends and family.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.