This is the classic story of how a lottery jackpot can ruin someone’s life, if they don’t know how to handle it.
William Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery. This is what happened since then:
– his brother hired a hit man to kill Post, with the hopes of inheriting some of the money (the brother was arrested)
– a former girlfriend sued him and got a portion of the winnings
– another brother finally persuaded Post to invest some money into a couple of businesses in Florida, both of which failed
– Post got so angry at a bill collector that he fired his handgun over the bill collector’s head (no one injured, but Post did serve time in jail for that one)
Post eventually had to declare bankruptcy, and now lives on $450 per month from Social Security, and his food stamps. He recently had an operation on his heart.
Post says, “I’m tired, I’m over 65 years old…lotteries don’t mean **** to me.”