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12 Lottery Winners You Can't Help But Feel Sorry For

Winning the lottery is a dream many people can only “aspire” to. Those who play the lottery on a regular basis likely do it out of superstition, or simply want to lend their funds to the local educati

Winning the lottery is a dream many people can only “aspire” to. Those who play the lottery on a regular basis likely do it out of superstition, or simply want to lend their funds to the local educational system. Either way, the slight possibility of a big payday is likely looming in the back of their minds when they buy a lottery ticket at the nearest gas station or grocery store.

Some people think about what they would do if they win the lottery. Buying extravagant items like large screen televisions and sports cars often comes to mind. Of course, some hope to become lotto winners in order to take care of more practical matters like paying off their homes or sending their kids to college. Whatever people’s lottery goals are, it’s no secret that coming into a large sum of money without having to work for it can be completely life-changing.

Unfortunately, some people’s lives change for the worse after they win the lottery. A major life change like this is supposed to be an extremely positive thing, but there’s also a huge possibility that things could go wrong when such a large sum of money is involved. With that said, here are 12 lottery winners you can’t help but feel sorry for.

12 Suzanne Mullins

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11 Rhoda and Alex Toth

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10 Americo Lopes

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9 Tonda Lynn Dickerson

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8 Evelyn Adams

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7 Lisa Arcand

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6 Barry Shell

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5 Luke Pittard

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4 Martyn and Kay Tott

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3 Callie Rogers

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2 Denise Rossi

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1 Willie Hurt

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Willie Hurt's story is a cautionary tale that should serve as a warning to anyone who comes into a lot of money. In 1989, Hurt won the lottery in Michigan to the tune of $3.1 million. A few years later, however, he got a divorce, and those are usually financially taxing. Willie Hurt also lost custody of his children, and was later charged with attempted murder. This is just proof that money doesn’t actually solve every problem. Hurt also developed a cocaine habit, which consumed the remainder of his fortune. Maybe if he’d found other ways to deal with the negative changes in his life, he’d still be a millionaire.

Sources:  askmen.com, latimes.com, dailymail.co.uk, cbc.ca

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