Not all money brings happiness.
When we read the news that someone won the jackpot and suddenly became rich, we are overwhelmed with envy. But we never wonder what became of the lucky ones then? Read and find out that not all of them lived happily ever after.
Lara and Roger Griffiths: burnt dream
Before winning the lottery $2,76 million in 2005, the couple Lara and Roger rarely argued. They lived in harmony and mutual understanding. The money allowed them to fulfill the major dream of their lives: husband and wife bought a huge house for a million dollars, and the remaining money spent on a luxury Porsche.
Unfortunately, six years later, the happiness ended: Roger drove off in a Porsche in the blue distance, after Lara has accused him of cheating with another woman. 14-year-old marriage came to an end, and the dream house was burned in a horrible fire.
William Post: the betrayal of loved ones
William Bud Post won and even more happy hand pulled the ticket from the Pennsylvania lottery for $16.2 million it was in 1988, and by 1989 not bad just spent all the money he was in debt.
“I wish this never happened, — says the Post. — It was just a nightmare.”
His ex-girlfriend easily persuaded him to split the winnings with her, and own brother hired a hit man in the hope that after the death of the Bud will inherit his fortune. Post has invested in several family businesses, but all failed, so I had to go into debt. Started breakdowns, Bud was put in prison because he put a gun to the head of a debt collector.
Fortunately, bad somehow extricated himself from the situation and lived happily on a modest salary, with horror, remembering the time when he had to think where to put 16 million.
Martin and Kay Tott won $5 million, but lost the ticket
Spouses Martyn and Kay Tott from Britain in 1994, was lucky to win $5 million, but here’s the thing — the couple had lost the ticket.
The trouble would not be trouble if the husband and wife just declared her missing. They could do so only within 30 days from the announcement of the prize. So this victory was the biggest unreported winnings in the history of lotteries.
“The idea that you can get the money — very freeing. But when you know that nothing will come of it, feel the opposite feeling — shared key. — It takes life force and puts your marriage to the test. It was the cruelest torture of all possible”.
Sharon Tirabassi is back to work
Even a lot of money to spend is quite simple, if you set such a goal. After winning in 2004, $10 million, Sharon has consistently spent them on “the big house, nice cars, designer clothes, exotic vacations” and in less than ten years (which is not too small, if you think about it) back to where we started: to work for the ruble the bus and living in a rented house.
Fortunately, she left some money in trust for her six children, who will be able to get them when they turn 26.
IBI Roncaioli killed your own husband
A resident of Ontario won $5 million in 1991, but admitted to my husband how I decided to spend it. When the gynecologist Joseph Roncaioli found that IBI gave $2 million to his another man’s child, which he didn’t even know he poisoned her painkillers.
He was found guilty, and the family IBI persuaded a man to give at least part of the money to his wife’s funeral.
Evelyn Adams lost his winnings in casino
Helen won the lottery twice, in 1985 and 1986, that is certainly blessed by success. But the amount of $5.4 million was not kept in the hands of women. She wanted more. She went to Atlantic city, went to the casino… and lost all your money!