Posted: March 9th, 2018 under DVD.

It’s more likely you’ll get struck by lightning than win the Powerball — curse if you do win, there is an even better chance that you’ll go broke. Even worse, several winners have died tragically or witnessed those close to them suffer.

Daily Beast of the thousands of lottery winners he’s known, few were happy and only a small number lived happily ever after. You would be blown away to see how many winners wish they’d never won,” Ugel said. One of those unlucky winners was Abraham Shakespeare. Just weeks before Shakespeare was killed, he told his mother he wished he never won.

30 million in 2006, causing friends and family to hound him for money. Moore who tricked Shakespeare into believing she was trying to protect him from the greedy people around him. Moore convinced the lottery winner to transfer his assets to her before he went missing in 2009. 27 million jackpot in 2001 while unemployed in South Florida. 200,000 Lamborghini Diablo and a multitude of other luxuries.

Edwards and his wife returned to drug use and had numerous run-ins with police for posession of crack cocaine, pills and heroin. He lost of all his money in just a few years and ended up living in a storage unit surrounded by human feces. Biggest lottery wins in the U. He later died in hospice care at age 58. 20 million in the Illinois lottery before his own family turned against him.

The millionaire showered his family with cash and gifts, but that just wasn’t enough for his sister-in-law, Victoria Jackson. Dampier was kidnapped and shot in the back of his head by Jackson and her boyfriend around seven years after winning the jackpot. The couple was charged in his murder and are each serving a life sentence in prison. JUNE 26, 2012 PHOTO PROVIDED COURTESY OF WMAQ-TV IN CHICAGO.

The body of Chicago lottery winner Urooj Khan is carried to a hearse for a forensic autopsy. An autopsy revealed that Khan died of cyanide poisoning. Both his sister-in-law and her father were suspected to be involved in his death but no one was ever charged. Khan’s winnings and properties were divided between his daughter and his widow. He was soon left with nothing after dishing out cash on parties, cocaine, hookers and cars.

He was nicknamed “the lotto lout” and also reportedly spent his former fortune on a villa in Spain, quad bikes, demolition-derby cars and flashy jewelry. Carroll was jailed in 2006 following an altercation and was later convicted of drug possession. 300,000 on a car lot, restaurant and even an airplane — although he couldn’t fly. 1 million in debt one year after winning. Not only was he broke and forced to declare bankruptcy, but his own brother was arrested for hiring a man to kill him. It was totally a nightmare,” he once said of winning the lottery. Post was later jailed for firing a gun over the head of a bill collector.