9 Lottery Winners Who’d Wish They Never Won

From spending all your money on coke to murderous beggars we look at 9 Lottery Winners Who’d Wish They Never Won

  1. Callie Rogers

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  • If there’s one thing we know about teens, its that they have no idea how to manage money let alone millions of dollars.
  • Or pounds in this case. Callie Rogers was the UK’s youngest lottery winner at 16, winning £1.9 million. Which she then lost within a few years, blowing £250,000 on well…blow. Give a kid riches and they spend it on cocaine.
  • In 6 years Callie was down to £2,000, back to working 3 cleaning jobs and attempted suicide in that time. She also ended up posing semi-nude in a magazine in 2010. But for all that Callie says she’s happier now without the money.
  1. William Post III

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  • Going from rags to riches doesn’t always work out, as was the case with poor William Post the 3rd.
  • After spending a childhood in orphanages and living as a nomad, William was down to his last dollar when he miraculously won 16.2 million. However his poor spending habits meant that when he received his first yearly payment of $500,000, it was gone in two weeks. By his third month of being rich, he was $500,000 in debt.
  • Not only that but his brother hired a hit man to kill him and his wife. That failed though and Post ended up spending the rest on bad business ventures. He eventually spent some time in jail for firing a pistol at a debt collector.
  1. Evelyn Adams

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  • Hitting the jackpot twice within a year, you’d be tempted to think luck is on your side.
  • Evelyn Adams won $5.4 million between 1985 and 86, assuming she was on a hot streak Evelyn took the money and tried to double it at the casino. Yeah that turned out as about as well as you would expect. The rest of the money was lost due to Evelyn being overly generous to beggars.
  • Now she lives in a trailer which hopefully has taught her that next time someone hands her millions of dollars, she puts it a savings account instead of in a slot machine.
  1. David Lee Edwards

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  • How does someone lose $27 million in five years? Lots and lots of drugs that’s how.
  • So is the sad story of David Lee Edwards who would go from living in a mansion to sleeping in a storage shed surrounded by human shit. David recklessly blew $12 million in the first year just on cars, a Learjet, replica swords and his new Palm Beach mansion.
  • David eventually got into a heroin habit that would see his children taken away from him. Things only got worse as David fell into debt and succumbed to hepatitis contracted from his drug habit.

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