Money can not buy happiness. Stories of 18 "quick" millionaires
As we know from history and practice, getting a gain of several million dollars does not mean the solution to all problems. Most people who have become fabulously rich winning the lottery, managed in a very short time all their fortune to lower.
Jackpot put an end to the happy family life of the Family Guy
Before the Family Guy wins $ 2.76 million, they almost never quarreled. After receiving the money, they bought the family nest of their dreams - a beautiful house for a million dollars. They were happy. And then Lara began to receive e-mail messages about her husband's betrayal, quarrels began, and the 14-year-old married life came to an end. Soon the house burned down. Not a trace was left of the winning.
9 years after winning $ 10 million Tirabassi forced to go to work
In 2004, Canadian single mother Sharon Tirabassi hit a $ 10,569,00.10 jackpot. She decided that now she could not refuse anything to herself and bought “a big house,several luxury cars, designer clothes, parties, exotic journeys, and generous gifts to family and friends. ” Less than ten years later, Sharon had to return to work as a bus driver and living in a modest rented house.
Fortunately, she put part of the winnings in the bank for her six children, who will be able to receive money only when they reach 26 years of age.
Tonda Dickerson paid a huge gift tax
The former waitress Tonda Dickerson was greedy and refused to share her winnings with her former colleagues, for which she was punished - as a result, she had to pay a tax of $ 1,119,347 dollars and 90 cents.
How could this happen? Dickerson founded the corporation on her winnings, and she wrote off 51 percent of the shares to her relatives. For this generous gift she had to pay a fabulous tax.
Susan Mullins drowned in debt
In 1993, Susan Mullins won a $ 4.2 million lottery. She decided that it would be wiser not to get all the money at once, but to take it in pieces for several years. But I wanted a beautiful life immediately, and the girl herself did not notice how she was in debt. Future payments served as collateral for a loan of 200 thousand dollars.
After some time, Mullins nevertheless demanded to pay her the remaining amount from the winnings, but could not get out of debt. When the bank filed a lawsuit against the woman for 154 million, it was too late - Mullins managed to fray all the last cent.
Americo Lopez was greedy and brought to justice
Construction company worker Americo Lopez hit the jackpot, but decided not to tell anyone about it, because he had an oral agreement with his colleagues to share the winnings in case of luck, but he didn’t want to share.
America didn’t come up with anything better than to lie that he was undergoing an operation. But colleagues still somehow brought him to clean water and dragged him to court. The judge also decided to share.
Ibi Ronkeioli died at the hands of her own husband
In 1991, Ibi Roncayoli from Ontario won five million dollars in the lottery, but did not consider it necessary to discuss with her husband how she was going to spend the money.
After a while, Joseph Roncayoli learned that two million of this amount had been given to his blessed child from another man, about whom Joseph did not know anything. The enraged husband poisoned his wife with a horse dose of a painkiller and sat in for murder.
Evelyn Adams lost to the last cent in Atlantic City
Contrary to common sense and the theory of probability, in the mid-1980s, Adams was lucky to be in the lottery twice: in 1985 and in 1986.
The total amount in her hands was 5.4 million dollars. However, Adams very quickly returned to her hometown with no penny after her soul, dropping all the winnings to slot machines in Atlantic City.
Now the girl lives in a trailer.
Mike Carroll spent the whole winnings on prostitutes
Briton Mike Carroll, a scavenger by profession, was lucky in 2002. His gain was 9.7 million pounds (or 15 million dollars).
And it started - cocaine, parties, prostitutes and expensive cars. After five years, millions of memories were left alone and Mike returned to his previous job.
The prayers of Billy Harrell Jr. were heard, but it didn’t lead to anything good.
Pentecostal preacher Harrell worked in a warehouse building shop and prayed for money, more. His prayers were heard and in 1997 he won $ 31 million.
Billy decided that the hard times were over, bought a ranch, then six more mansions and a couple of luxury cars.
But, like many other lucky ones, he could not say no to his near and dear ones.In general, we will not go into details - it all ended with the fact that Billy divorced and committed suicide.
Willy Hurt lowered the state on drugs
In 1989, a resident of Michigan, Willy Hurt won the 3.1 million green lottery.
Two years later, he was already cocaine addicted, divorced, and under investigation for attempted murder. Everyone turned away from him, even his own children.
Fabulous winnings went for drugs without a trace.
Denise Rossi "forgot" to indicate the prize at the divorce
Denise Rossi from California won $ 1.3 million and decided to start a whole new life. The first step to this new life was a divorce, and Deniz decided not to tell the husband anything about the true reasons and did not indicate the gain in the divorce papers. Thomas suspected that the matter was unclean, but he willingly agreed to a divorce.
Two years later, the truth opened, Thomas filed a lawsuit, and the court decided to give the entire spouse to the former spouse. Everything to the last cent.
The wig-maker Janita Lee lowered the won millions to political shares
In 1993, Janita Lee from South Korea won $ 18 million in a lottery. Ten years later, no trace was left of this money.Janita was an active supporter of the democratic party and almost all the money was spent on political actions. By 2001, she was already completely bankrupt.
Luke Pittard returned to work at McDonald’s
In 2006, a native of Wales, Luke Pittard, won 1.3 million pounds (1.9 million dollars). The first thing he went on a trip to the Canaries, then made a luxurious wedding and bought a new house.
After a year and a half, the money ran out, and Luke returned to work at McDonald’s. He assures that he considers himself a happy person and his present life suits him absolutely.
William Post after scoring began to pursue misfortune
William Post from Pennsylvania won his 16.2 million in 1988 and thought that this was the end of his problems. But instead of a happy carefree life I got a series of misfortunes.
First, the former wife of Post decided that she was entitled to her share and filed a lawsuit. Then the brother of the "lucky" hired the killer, hoping to get a rich inheritance. And to top it all, out of nowhere, where did the crowd of relatives come from, finally tortured him with endless requests to throw some money.
A year later, Post was not just a bankrupt - a million debt hung over it.
Now the former millionaire lives on social benefits and does not regret at all the loss of millions.
For Gerald Masvegon, winning was fatal.
In 1998, Gerald Masvegon from Canada received ten million dollars - his lottery winnings. The next seven years turned into one continuous party, where alcohol flowed like a river. And in 2005, Maxwegon hanged himself in his parents' garage.
Rhoda and Alex Toth were in the dock for tax evasion
Spouses Toth won $ 13 million in 1990 in Florida. After 15 years, they declared themselves bankrupt. Plus, they were charged with tax evasion.
Alex died without waiting for the trial, and Roda spent two years in prison.
Vivienne Nicholson lowered all the money for clothes
In 1961, Vivienne Nicholson won a decent amount of £ 152,300 on a football tote and spent all her money on designer clothes.
A few years later she was out of work, widowed, and joined Jehovah's Witnesses.
Kelly Rogers was too young to handle winning wisely.
When Kelly won 1.9 million pounds (3 milliondollars), she was only sixteen. She contacted the loser, gave birth to two children, and quickly spent all the money on parties and gifts for her friends. Today Kelly Rogers works as a maid.