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INDRANI BANERJEE

SONGSOPTOK THE WRITERS BLOG | 2/15/2016 |




Lottery, lust and luck. Let’s add one more “L” to the four elements of a better life “love “. Love for the ability live better, better than before and better than others. Few years ago I used to watch a comedy daily soap in TV was called My name is Earl.  Earl Hickey, a complete low life but changes how he lives because of a $100.000 winning lottery ticket. Instead of stealing and mooching off everyone he decides karma must choose his fates. Also he decided he was going to make up for everything bad he's ever done. This proves two most important things: one Earl Hickey represented most of us when it comes to winning a fortune and secondly most of us are unware of the curse that comes with sudden lottery win. Let’s take a look at some drastic life threatening moments of post lottery win scenarios:



1 Abraham Shakespeare
Edward Ugel, author of the book “Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions,” told the Daily Beast of the thousands of lottery winners he's known, few were happy and only a small number lived happily ever after. “You would be blown away to see how many winners wish they'd never won," Ugel said. One of those unlucky winners was Abraham Shakespeare. Just weeks before Shakespeare was killed, he told his mother he wished he never won Shakespeare hit big for $30 million in 2006, causing friends and family to hound him for money. Moore convinced the lottery winner to transfer his assets to her before he went missing in 2009. In 2012, she was sentenced to mandatory life without parole for his murder by a judge who called her “cold, calculating and cruel.”


2) David Lee Edwards: Lived in human feces before his death

Edwards — a former drug addict and felon — won a $27 million jackpot in 2001 while unemployed in South Florida. He quickly blew through the money by purchasing a $1.6 million house in Palm Beach Gardens, three race horses, a fiber optics company, a Lear Jet, a limo business, a $200,000 Lamborghini Diablo and a multitude of other luxuries. Edwards and his wife returned to drug use and had numerous run-ins with police for possession of crack cocaine, pills and heroin.


3. Jeffrey Dampier: Shot to death by his in-law


Edwards — a former drug addict and felon — won a $27 million jackpot in 2001 while unemployed in South Florida. He quickly blew through the money by purchasing a $1.6 million house in Palm Beach Gardens, three race horses, a fiber optics company, a Lear Jet, a limo business, a $200,000 Lamborghini Diablo and a multitude of other luxuries. Edwards and his wife returned to drug use and had numerous run-ins with police for possession of crack cocaine, pills and heroin.


3. Jeffrey Dampier: Shot to death by his in-law

The 46-year-old Chicagoan dropped dead the day after he won $1 million in 2012. An autopsy revealed that Khan died of cyanide poisoning. Both his sister-in-law and her father were suspected to be involved in his death but no one was ever charged.Khan's winnings and properties were divided between his daughter and his widow.

[INDRANI BANERJEE]


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