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.