The Lottery Winners that Lose it All
It turns out that winning the lottery is not always for the best; Michael Carroll has managed to blow the entirety of a $15 million jackpot he won in 2002 on drugs, parties, cars and prostitutes.
By 2010 he was hoping to get his old job back as a rubbish man saying he found “it easier to live off £42 dole than a million.”
Another ‘unlucky’ winner was Janite Lee who won $18 million in 1993. A number of Lee’s investments, including a nondenominational church and a reading room at Washington University went wrong and she had to file for bankruptcy in 1997 with just $700 left.
The bad luck doesn’t stop there, Callie Rogers won $3 million when she was 16 and spent it all on holidays, shopping and cosmetic surgery. By the time she was 22 she had spent all her money, is a single mother of two and has twice attempted suicide.
A final example is Evelyn Adams who won New Jersey’s state lottery twice and managed to lose her $5.4 million winnings.
She lost most of the money at Atlantic City casinos feeding her gambling addiction before ending up living in a caravan.