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  2. Jan 11, 2023 · Martyn Tott, 33, and his 24-year-old wife Kay, from the UK, missed out on a $5 million lottery fortune after losing their ticket. A seven-week investigation by Camelot Group, the company that...

  3. Jul 29, 2022 · In 1988 Jay Sommers (right) won $5 million in the Michigan lottery. He made some unwise investments and lost much of it in a legal battle. These days, Sommers said, “I work as a marine...

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    • From winner to robber. James Hayes was working as an overnight security guard in 1998 when he won $19 million playing California's SuperLotto game. But he quickly went from winner to loser: His ex-wife reportedly took half the jackpot money, and Hayes developed a heroin habit costing him $1,000 a week.
    • With friends like this... Jay Sommers was just 20 years old in 1988 when he became one of five winners sharing a $28.9 million lottery in Michigan. A professional race car driver, Sommers blew through his first annual installment of $290,000 buying five luxury cars.
    • The cookie crumbles. Another young winner, a British trash collector named Michael Carroll, was 19 when he bagged a lottery prize worth $14.4 million in 2002.
    • A modest end for a record winner. In 1981, Lou Eisenberg's $5 million lottery win was the biggest ever seen up to that time. The New Yorker was able to retire early from his handyman job installing lightbulbs, and he started following through on nearly every suggestion from friends and family on how to spend his money.
  4. Apr 28, 2022 · Lottery Curse Victims: 7 People Who Won Big & Lost Everything Jack Whittaker: "Since I Won the Lottery, There's No Control for Greed". Unlike many winners, Andrew "Jack" Whittaker... Curtis Sharp, Lottery's $5 Million Man. Curtis Sharp, Jr. was famous for his lottery win and his bowler hats. ... ...

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    • Jack Whittaker. In 2002, Jack Whittaker won a $314 million Powerball jackpot which, at the time, was the biggest lottery prize in history. The West Virginia construction worker, known for his outsized cowboy hats and even bigger personality, remains one of the most extreme cautionary tales about the lottery’s power to ruin lives.
    • Lara and Roger Griffiths. Lara and Roger Griffiths’ marriage ended in divorce less than a decade after the British couple won a $2.19 million jackpot. Roger chased his rock star dreams and spent big bucks for his band to release an album.
    • David Lee Edwards. Five years after Kentucky resident David Lee Edwards won a $27 million jackpot, he was penniless and living in a storage shed with his wife.
    • Mickey Carroll. Mickey Carroll was only 19 when he won a British jackpot that sent him into early adulthood with the equivalent of $11.8 million. The media dubbed him the “Lotto Lout” as the young winner tore through his newfound fortune with astonishing speed.
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