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Unlucky Lottery Winners

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: January 18, 2006, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

Who lost their money:

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/20041108a1.asp


Is winning the lottery really a lucky event? Not if you lose the money, say experts and those who fleetingly had it all.

   

"Winning the lottery isn't always what it's cracked up to be," says Evelyn Adams, who won the New Jersey lottery not just once but twice (1985, 1986) to the tune of $5.4 million. Today, the money is gone and Adams lives in a trailer.

"I won the American dream but I lost it, too. It was a very hard fall. It's called rock bottom," says Adams. "Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I never learned one simple word in the English language -- 'No.' I wish I had the chance to do it all over again. I'd be much smarter about it now," says Adams, who also lost money at the slot machines in Atlantic City.

"I was a big time gambler," admits Adams. "I didn't drop a million dollars, but it was a lot of money. I made mistakes, some I regret, some I don't. I'm human. I can't go back now so I just go forward, one step at a time."

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    Sparta, NJ
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    Posted: January 18, 2006, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

    I don't think a mega-winner in the lottery can be unlucky.  They can act extremely dumb, but they were extremely lucky. JW is not unlucky, just acts like an idiot.

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    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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      richmond ky.
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      Posted: January 18, 2006, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

      We all learn from our mistakes-I hope he learned his lesson to just say NO!

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        Posted: January 18, 2006, 6:34 pm - IP Logged


        PS
        How do you put links in here? This board is different than what I'm used to.

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          Posted: January 18, 2006, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

          I agree...........There's nothing unlucky about a big win, just stupidity after the fact.

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Posted: January 18, 2006, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

            Yeah, they were lucky enough to win it, but unlucky in the loing run - caused by themselves.