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Lottery winners who lost it all

So you keep on playing the lottery in the hope that you will hit the jackpot. And when you did, you probably could not believe your luck. That ton of money will solve a lot of your woes. Unfortunately, the opposite happens when you win that lottery. Check lottery winners who lost everything.

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At 16, Callie Roger's is Britain's youngest lottery winner when she won the £1.9 million UK lottery in 2003. Her winnings? spent on parties, drugs, holidays and gifts. Today, she is working as a cleaning woman.

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Ex-binman Michael Carroll was 19 when he won £9.7 million lottery in 2002. But, he spent so much on parties, cars, women and drugs that after 8 years of squandering, he is back to square one. Carroll reportedly asked for his old job.

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Ex-binman Michael Carroll was 19 when he won £9.7 million lottery in 2002. But, he spent so much on parties, cars, women and drugs that after 8 years of squandering, he is back to square one. Carroll reportedly asked for his old job.

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At 29, Shefik Tallmadge became Arizona's biggest lottery winner collecting $6.7 million or $325,000 per year for 20 years in 1988. He bought houses and gas stations. Tallmadge invested in his education and took his family to holidays. But, his lucky streak ran out and he had to file for bankruptcy to save his small house in Florida while battling with back taxes he owed the IRS. He said, "The lottery did change my life. What I did with it afterward was the problem."

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Jake Whittacker won the $314.9 milllion jackpot in the Powerball multi-state lottery. Sadly, he was beset with legal and personal problems. He was robbed several times of large amounts of cash he stashed in his car. His granddaughter's on and off boyfriend was found dead at his home. Brandi Bragg, Jake's granddaughter was also found dead dumped inside a van.

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Vivian Nicholson made headlines when she told the media that she would 'spend, spend, spend' her husband's winnings of £152,319 on the pool tables in 1961. She quickly depleted their fortune. Viv was a heavy drinker and spender and was in and out of bad relationships. She died in April 2015 of stroke and dementia.

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Vivian Nicholson made headlines when she told the media that she would 'spend, spend, spend' her husband's winnings of £152,319 on the pool tables in 1961. She quickly depleted their fortune. Viv was a heavy drinker and spender and was in and out of bad relationships. She died in April 2015 of stroke and dementia.

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Juan Rodriguez is a rags to riches story. In 2004, he had only 78 cents in his chequing account and $50 in his pockets. He was filing for bankruptcy. His life changed when he won the $149 million lottery. It changed his wife, too when she filed for divorce and sued him for half of his winnings.

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Jeff Dampier won the $20 million Illinois lottery in 1996. In 2005, he was killed by his sister-in-law (with whom he was having an affair) and her boyfriend presumably because of his winnings.

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William 'Bud' Post won $16.2 million in 1993. Tragic events struck his life, with his brother hiring someone to get him and his wife killed. He was convicted of assault and eventually filed for bankruptcy. He died in 2006.

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William 'Bud' Post won $16.2 million in 1993. Tragic events struck his life, with his brother hiring someone to get him and his wife killed. He was convicted of assault and eventually filed for bankruptcy. He died in 2006.

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