US Lottery Winners – Where Are They Now?
Have you ever wondered what some of the lucky US lottery winners have done with their multi-million dollar fortunes?
Some have spent their winnings on lavish lives full of mansions, Aston Martins, and a wardrobe full of designer clothes, whilst others have invested in businesses and donated to charity.
In 2021, there are plenty of lottery winners that are dead broke after blowing it all in a flurry of materialistic desire, whilst many others have used their money wisely to last them a lifetime.
Here is a list of some of the biggest US lottery winners and where they are since becoming multi-millionaires overnight.
John and Lisa Robinson
In 2016, John and Lisa Robinson won a third of a nearly $2 billion Powerball jackpot, going home with a lump sum payment of nearly $422 million dollars before taxes.
2 years after their big win the couple are now living in an $8 million dollar house with 10 bedrooms and a private lake in Tennessee.
In 2015 Marie Holmes won one-third of $728 million dollars in the Powerball jackpot. Marie quickly left her supermarket and fast-food job and planned to invest her money into supporting her children, returning to college, and buying a home for her mother.
Marie also donated 10% of her winnings to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, however, she was sued for more money after the pastor of the church claimed that the lottery winner pledged to donate more. Marie eventually paid the money in honour of the agreement.
Andrew Jackson Whittaker Jr.
In 2002, Andrew won a whopping $147 million dollars in the Powerball.
Just a mere 12 months after his winning, he was robbed out of $703 thousand dollars, which he kept stored inside his car.
In a series of unfortunate events, another $258 thousand dollars was stolen from his car once again and a legal battle with Caesar’s Atlantic City, claiming he had bounced over a million dollars worth of checks left him with very little money to spare.
Only four years after his huge win, it was reported that Andrew’s fortune was gone.
After winning $23 million dollars in 1993, Jainte spent all her money in less than 10 years.
Unlike many lottery winners that blew their money on cars and mansions, Janite spent the majority of it on charity.
With her giving nature and some major credit-card debt, Janite had to file for bankruptcy in 2001.
Maureen Smith and David Kalthschmidt
Unlike many lottery winners, the Florida couple chose to spend their $422 million dollar winnings very modestly, even choosing to still live in their $387 thousand dollar home in Florida instead of upgrading to something grander.
The couple still follows a routine similar to the days before their win, including still playing the Powerball.
David Lee Edwards
In 2002, David Lee Edwards won a whopping $45 million dollars in the lottery and spent it all.
A blowout spending spree, purchasing mansions, and luxury cars saw David Edwards’s money quickly dwindle down to nothing. In 2013 the once multi-millionaire passed away, broke, and alone.
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How much money did John and Lisa Robinson win in the lotto?
The couple went home with a lump sum payment of nearly $422 million dollars before taxes.
How much money did David Lee Edwards win in the lotto?
In 2002, David Lee Edwards won a whopping $45 million dollars.
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