These Are the Great and Terrible Things About Winning the Lottery

May 9, 2021

As these Inside Edition stories prove, getting a windfall of lottery money isn’t always as great as it sounds. One Florida woman went to prison for tax fraud after winning $13 million in 1990. A former lottery official was sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting he rigged jackpot outcomes in 5 states. But winning isn’t all bad. When a California couple won $266 million dollars, they set up an education fund, and a chef in North Carolina used his $250,000 win to feed the homeless.

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