Lottery Winners Curse
Not sure if I believe in curses, but with the Mega Millions climbing to almost $600 million there has been a lot of discussion over buying a ticket. Most clients don't find it triggering as the VLT machines, but some do and the constant media attention isn't helping. Then they "what you would do if you won," conversation begins...which leads me into this article regarding the guy who won the last biggest jackpot:
Jack Whittaker: This West Virginia businessman won $315 million in the Powerball lottery in 2002, the largest jackpot ever from a single ticket in American history at the time. After being robbed of $545,000 in cash while at a strip club, Whittaker's granddaughter and daughter were later found dead, and Whittaker was sued by Caesars Atlantic City casino for bouncing $1.5 million worth of checks to cover gambling losses.