The Particular lottery provides left the trail involving misery, broken goals and also dead bodies within its wake, along with that is actually the tale involving only the winners.

Hitting all the proper quantities in Powerball or Mega Millions can lead to a new huge jackpot. However it can be a pot regarding misery.

Take, for example, Andrew "Jack" Whittaker involving West Virginia, that hit a new $315 million Powerball jackpot back in 2002. Whittaker has been already any self-made millionaire via his construction business. He took your cash-out alternative to obtain a lump sum associated with $170 million. Right After taxes, which amounted for you to $83 million.

but quickly enough, he became the poster boy once as well as regarding all occasions gone bad. Whittaker carried around a lot cash that he was constantly obtaining robbed. Generally there has been one widely-reported incident when he got drunk in the strip club using a brief case full of cash and also it had been stolen.

His excesses took a new toll upon his marriage and also Whittaker got divorced.

"People have got tried to rob me any dozen times," he informed CNNMoney.

He burned by means of a new lot of cash. Although he won't say how much.

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Whittaker is currently married to some property agent as well as owns a pair of companies that "haven't been performing really good. I'm even now operating and also I'm 68 a prolonged time old."

Whittaker nonetheless desires associated with winning the particular lotto again.

Each week, he spends regarding $600 acquiring lottery tickets. He thinks he'd happen to always be able to be far better off using the particular annual payment instead of the actual lump sum.

Yet Whittaker isn't alone -- there's a new lengthy set of lottery winners that lost it all.

William Post, with regard to instance, has been upon disability in 1988 when he pawned a ring for $40 and bought 40 tickets by means of the particular Pennsylvania state lottery, according to the Washington Post.

1 associated with those tickets won him $16.2 million. Nevertheless then his or the girl own brother attemptedto kill him. He bought an airplane, a mansion and also different businesses, leaving him bankrupt and also divorced to get a sixth period once he died within 2006.

Alex Toth was in addition about disability, as well as had 6 kids along together with his wife, when he played the actual Florida state lottery inside 1990 along with won $33 million, according for the Tampa Bay Times.

That They were hounded through relatives along with blew money in Las Vegas. Many Years later, that they got busted regarding cheating about their particular taxes, owing back taxes, bouncing checks as well as expanding marijuana. by 2002, their particular 10-acre plot had dwindled to a half-acre using a trailer along with these were left penniless.

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CNNMoney (New York) February 11, 2015: 9:34 AM ET