15 People Cursed By Winning The Lottery

Jose Antonio Cua-Toc

In 2010, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Cua-Toc won $750,000. However, he was afraid to cash the ticket because he didn’t have a visa, so he asked his boss to do so, who was happy to oblige. Well, the boss cashed the ticket but later feigned ignorance. A lawsuit followed, which Cua-Toc won, but it proved costly and he was not left with much of the winnings. He was then given a choice since he was an illegal immigrant: leave voluntarily, or be deported.

William Post III

Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1998. His brother soon hired a hit man to kill Post and his wife, but the hit was averted and the brother was arrested. He was constantly plagued by relatives and other businesses to provide investment money. He eventually declared bankruptcy, and in 2006, at the 66-years-old, died from respiratory failure.

Timothy Elliot

Timothy Elliot was diagnosed with schizophrenia after he was caught robbing a convenience store back in 2006. Since he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he was put on probation instead of going to jail. One thing off-limits during his probation was gambling. But in 2007, he won $1 million on a state lotto ticket. The powers-that-be found out and arraigned him a couple days later, and he was forced to give up his winnings. Luckily, though, Elliot won in court and his winnings were reinstated.