Monday, March 20, 2006

Lottery Winners' Good Luck Can Go Bad Fast

"Eight workers at a Nebraska meatpacking plant who won the $365 million Powerball jackpot last week may want to take heed of the downside of such good fortune.

Not that anyone would turn down such a windfall, but other heavenly jackpots did not lead to paradise. Some big winners have filed for bankruptcy within a few years, been attacked by family members and been besieged by requests from people they didn't know..."

A West Virginian who won a huge Powerball lottery had his own share of bad luck, including being arrested several times and his granddaughter going off the deep end and dying from a drug overdose. He was already well off as the owner of several construction companies, so the won money was all extra. He did give 10 percent to a charitable foundation he set up.

So, kiddies, there is more to happiness than money.

Sad Story OF Jack Whittaker


At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 1:44 PM, Blogger Madhava Gosh said...

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