5 lottery winners who got fucked

You would think that winning a shitload of money would definitely bring lots of happiness, joy and awesomeness that basically makes you go ape shit crazy since you can probably buy anything you want.

But guess what? There have been many cases of lottery winners who actually had it WAY worse off!

This to me is simple life lesson: Too much of anything is never good.

Also, when you have a ton of money, things change, especially the people around you.

There simply has to be a balance in life in whatever you do, but enough about this shit, that’s a whole other story to be told.

Here’s 5 lottery winners who got fucked and are pure examples to the message above:

1) Michael Carroll

How much he won: 9.7 millions pounds

How he got fucked: Spent loads on cocaine, partying and cars. When his wife left him, he turned to prostitutes, reportedly up to 4 of them hos a day! He lost about 1 million pounds in dog and horse races too.

Where he is now: Back at his old job as a garbage man. And apparently fatter.

2) Gerald Muswagon

How much he won: $10 million

How he got fucked: Was known for throwing wild parties with lots of drugs and alcohol. Within seven years, he literally spent every cent he won.

Where is now: Dead. He got depressed and hung himself. How ironic it must be, to feel total joy and happiness when you find out you won a huge sum of money, only to feel totally depressed years later.

3) Keith Gough

How much he won: 9 million pounds

How he got fucked: A gang of con artists posed as property investors conned the shit out of him. They even hired a woman to trick Keith into thinking she was his girlfriend. They also drank with Keith a lot, and this apparently turned him into an alcoholic. The gang set Keith up to buy deliberately overpriced land too.

Despite being warned that he was being conned, Keith replied “Leave me to it. I am having a good time. I know what I am doing”.

Where he is now: Dead. Drank himself to death literally. He was reported to have said this, “My life was brilliant but the Lottery ruined everything. My dreams turned to dust. What’s the point of having money when it sends you to bed crying?”

4) Abraham Shakespeare

How much he won: $30 million

How he got fucked: Shakespeare was apparently hounded by many people, friends and strangers alike for money. He even said this, “I thought all these people were my friends, but then I realized all they want is just money.”

Where is he now: Murdered. Shakespeare was reported missing in 2009. His body was found later buried somewhere.

This is truly fucking sad as Shakespeare was a cool dude who used the winnings to help out his friends. He was known to have wanted to start a foundation for the poor too. He may have been able to handle the large amount of money in his life, but with haters out there, a windfall may not be good.

5) Callie Rogers

How much she won: 1.9 million pounds when she was only 16

How she got fucked: Spent most of it on cocaine. Her ex-boyfriend Nicky Lawson apparently got her hooked on the drug. Callie attempted suicide three times while on her drug-induced depression.

She said,” I’ve just wanted to make people happy by spending money on them. But it hasn’t made me happy. It just made me anxious that people are only after me for my money.”

Where she is now: Now 22, Callie lives with her mother and has taken three cleaning jobs to make ends meet.

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  1. Bon Crowder - October 24, 2011 2:20 pm

    That’s why I always said I would just stick it in a bank (or several) and live higher than the way I do now. And I’d give it to my family in secret little increments so it would freak them out but never give away it was me.

    Of course there’s no telling what I’d REALLY do – that kind of money might make you crazy.

  2. alden - October 24, 2011 4:14 pm

    Indeed! I like to think that a huge sum of money wouldn’t change me.

    But there’s simply no telling on what I could and would do. Definitely not a life of pure happiness and joy after. I am sure winning the lottery would give me new kinds of life lessons.

  3. Aaron - November 1, 2011 10:40 am

    You need to give back to society for whatever the heavens above given you. That’s what I always believed. Party away millions of dollars? I wonder how they even did that!

    • alden - November 1, 2011 4:11 pm

      Indeed… I think they must have went crazy and just kept spending. Honestly I would probably do the same. Well not spend ALL, but definitely have some crazy periods of just going nuts. The sky’s the limits. Perhaps their downfall is when they started taking drugs.

  4. Frankie - November 9, 2011 7:53 am

    If I had the bloody money, would have invested it man!

    • alden - November 9, 2011 9:30 am

      Word man =). Even then, must invest wisely.

  5. Luis - November 28, 2011 3:52 pm

    Why the fuck would they announce to the world that they won the lottery? They should have kept the whole thing secret. Many leeches out there who wants to make a quick buck from you.

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  7. Joan - December 11, 2011 4:35 am

    Yeah, it would be best to keep it quiet, but in the U.S., just playing the lottery… you agree to be on TV or public about it if you win. So how can you keep it quiet? I think it is a liability that state lotteries make you go public about it just so they can say, here is another winner.

  8. Rajein Ramkrepal - January 26, 2012 12:06 pm

    Shucks! Those people are crazy to blow away so much money.Obviously I wouldn’t advertise it either but I’d definately give back to the community what the heavens above gave to me.A feeding scheme in my district and in other cities and maybe other poor countries like Nepal.Yes! I’d buy myself a nice beach house on the cliff overlooking the sea as well a small farmholding where i could raise a few cattle etc.Then most important of all I’d buy or build a artisitic spiritual and metaphysical retreat like in the country where aspects of spirituality and metaphysics eg. meditation as well as artistic abilities like painting sculpture music would be taught.I enjoy teaching guitar (free) to the kids in my district so something like what I have in mind for the retreat would be brilliant.Off course! That too would be free.I would also want to finish my Masters and hopefully a Phd whilst doing all of the above.I would also travel a lot which I do now doing research and writing and I would also be involved in pursuing my varous sporting interests.That for me would be it.

    • alden - January 26, 2012 6:33 pm

      Well said! So elaborate. Yeah it’s cool to have balance. I think anyone would enjoy a windfall. Just spend all you like, yet give back to the community and other people in need!

    • anonymous - December 17, 2012 6:11 am

      Sounds like you would fuck it all off too…lmfao stupid redneck…

  9. hugh - March 18, 2012 5:41 pm

    i so fucking hate that everything, the whole world, all of it is about MONEY, EVERYTHING.

  10. hugh - March 18, 2012 5:43 pm

    these idiots who have their names plastered across the papers, holding the huge cheques – IDIOTS. how can you EVER have a one million plus win, and then fucking spend it all? you could live off even just that for life if you’re not a dickhead with it.

    i ****ing hate, hate, hate my job and wish i could just win the ****ing lottery and be free.

    • alden - March 18, 2012 7:25 pm

      Whoa Hugh,

      Chill out man! Don’t let these dudes get to you! They definitely fucked it up for themselves, but it’s no reason to actually even care for them. I know how you feel when you said life is about money, but well, it’s really up to you to make it real for yourself and set your own priorities no?

  11. peter - August 21, 2012 1:06 am

    you gotta understand; the people who play the lottery are already addicted to cocaine and surrounded by people who need money really really badly, hard work and reasonable friends will help you to paradise.

  12. Sherri - August 24, 2015 2:58 am

    And yes you may know these people for what they did. but Really you don’t know them in real life how they are , they could of been such nice,loving people. Caring so maybe you should talk about people how you do

  13. Stealth for Men - January 30, 2017 11:42 pm

    When you give unimaginable amounts of money to those who’ve never had much of it, this is the result. Very sad.


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