Tragic stories of people who won the lottery
Many people have been participating in lotteries for many years to no avail, hoping that one day they will finally get lucky. And there are those to whom Fortune really smiled, however, the cherished victory turned out to be a cruel joke for them. Who would have thought that big money would bring so much pain and suffering in the lives of the "lucky ones".
Read the five most exciting stories of lottery winners in our material.
Evelyn Adams can be called a really lucky person! The woman won the lottery twice — in 1985 and 1986. The total amount of winnings amounted to more than $ 5 million! But Evelyn wanted more... in the hope that she would be lucky again, the woman went to a casino in Atlantic City, where she soon lost all her money.
An Ontario resident, Ibi Ronchaoli, won $ 5.1 million in the lottery in 1991, but hid this news from her husband, as she decided to dispose of the money at her discretion. She gave 2 million to an illegitimate child, which her then husband did not even suspect. Upon learning about this, the husband became enraged and poisoned his wife with painkillers.
People who dream of millions often think that, having received a large sum, they will never work again in their lives. But even solid money can be spent quickly if you set such a goal. It took Sharon Tirabassi only ten years to say goodbye to her ten million. Most of the winnings went to a new house, an expensive car, travel, designer clothes, bags and other trinkets.
Now Sharon is doing what she did before winning the lotto — she works as a bus driver. Fortunately, the woman managed to save some of the money for the children's trust accounts — they will be able to receive them when they turn 26.
According to the rules of all lotteries, the winner must provide a winning ticket - otherwise he will not get the money. And how disappointing it can be when you have a lucky number, and the ticket... just got lost. Martin and Kay Tott, who won $5 million, faced this problem.
The couple could not prove anything, so the organizer annulled their victory. The couple admitted that this event hit their marriage hard and their well-being in general.
In 1988, William Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery. The man immediately took up the development of the family business, but all the enterprises in which he invested soon failed. As a result, the Post had to get into loans ... he could not pay them off, and the collectors insisted on closing the debt. So the man took a desperate step - put a gun to the head of an employee of a collection agency, for which he received several years in prison.
But even that's not all! It turns out that when William was still with money, his brother hired a hitman to get an inheritance, and William's girlfriend persuaded him to give her half of the amount and safely disappeared. Now the man lives quietly on the minimum wage and remembers with horror the times when he was a millionaire.
And if you won 5 million in the lottery, how would you spend the money?
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