Unlucky lottery winners stories
What can be better than to have the luck to win the lottery big? Still, the heroes of our story are rather unlucky lottery winners than the lucky ones. Check out the few most unlucky lottery winners stories.
Unlucky lottery winners: Carl Atwood
Lottery winner killed by truck hours after discovering the winning
In January 2004, 73 years old American Carl Atwood from Elwood (State of Indiana) was lucky to win $73,500 in Indiana lottery and too unlucky to be run over by truck and die several hours later under the operation knife in the hospital of Indianapolis.
On that both happy and ill-fated evening, Carl Atwood headed the shop selling his lucky lottery ticket when suddenly a huge truck appeared from around the corner and kicked him down. Unbelievably enough, the shop was just a block from his house. “That was an ill-fated coincidence of several facts: the crossroads was not enough lighted, Carl Atwood wore dark apparel so that the driver could not spot him in time to drive off”, the local sheriff commented.
Unlucky lottery winners: William Post
The worst lottery winning scenario: win, get sued, go broke and die
Winning $16 mln in Pennsylvanian lottery in 1988 William Post or just "Bud" stated that was the worst thing to happen in his entire life. Already living later on the social allowance William Post said he wished that nightmare had never happened.
William Post was sued by a girlfriend who succeeded to get her share of his the winnings. Later his brother got arrested for employing a killer. He hoped to inherit some of William money. Other relatives picked on him until he gave consent and invested his money in their cars and fast-food business which both turned out to be money-losing. William Post was event arrested for several months after shooting at a bill collector and run into a million debts already in a year.
As he put it, he was too foolish trying to please his relatives. He went broke eventually and lived on $450 social allowance and food coupons. At the age of 65 he had a heart surgery and later died of lungs failure. “Lotteries mean nothing”, were his last words.