Thomas Turnour won $10 million in the California SuperLotto game. Unfortunately, becoming wealthy doesn’t prevent you from doing stupid things.
Turnour was driving his pickup truck, drunk, and smashed into the back of a car that was stopped at a red light. The impact of the crash pushed the car into two other vehicles, and three people were killed.
Turnour pleaded guilty gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and also to the charge of causing injury while driving intoxicated. He was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison.
In addition, he was sued by the victims’ families, and settled that lawsuit for more than $2 million.