Think Winning the Powerball Lottery is the Answer to All your Prayers?


They say money does not buy you happiness. In some cases it looks like it gets you into Powerballtrouble. That certainly can be said for former $315 million Power ball winner, Jack Whittaker. In 2002 Jack Whittaker won the largest single winning, undivided Powerball Lottery in history getting a lump sum cash payment of $113 million after taxes. Even that could not buy him happiness. Well, we certainly know that money is that everything and it certainly is not the answers to all of life’s questions; however, some common sense and restraint could have been in order.

Since then, he has faced his granddaughter’s death by drug overdose; he has been sued for bouncing checks at Atlantic City, N.J., casinos; he has been ordered to undergo rehab after being arrested on drunken driving charges; his vehicles and business have been burglarized; and he has been sued by the father of an 18-year-old boy, a friend of his granddaughter’s, who was found dead in Whittaker’s house.

In the latest lawsuit, Whittaker told French’s lawyer, John Barrett, that “a team of crooks” cashed checks in September at 12 City National Bank branches and “got all my money,” according to the motion Barrett filed Wednesday in state court. (Yahoo News)

Posted January 13, 2007 by
Bizarre, WTF | 4 comments

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Think Winning the Powerball Lottery is the Answer to All your Prayers?”

    1. Big Lou on January 14th, 2007 1:11 pm

      They say money can’t buy happiness. I wish I could try it.

    2. Leslie on January 15th, 2007 8:46 am

      How can somebody blow $113 million in 5 years?
      So sad; he could have had earned more than 5 million dollars a year in interest…for the rest of his life.
      I hope he still has a house to live in.

    3. Carpe Noctem on January 15th, 2007 3:23 pm
    4. Carpe Noctem on January 15th, 2007 3:32 pm

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