Published: Aug 24, 2011
Lottery Winners Gone Wrong List
by Maria Gomez

Lottery winners gone wrong: Top 10. You would think that winning the lottery would solve all your problems. Not so. In fact, lottery winners sometimes are saddled with a whole slew of other problems that they normally would not have had to consider.

Not that anyone would turn down such a windfall, but other jackpots did not lead to paradise. Some big winners have filed for bankruptcy within a few years, been attacked by family members and been besieged by requests from people they did not even know.

"All of a sudden everybody knows your business, everybody knows what you have," said one winner.

Dreams of a millionaire lifestyle have a habit of turning sour faster than a sub-prime mortgage. Some of the problems that arise are: isolation, paranoia, drugs, crime, poverty and prison await those who fail to adjust.

Money has a list here of 10 lottery winners and how it all went bad for them.

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