By 2012, Adams had squandered her winnings and was living in a trailer... -
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Out Of Luck: Lottery Winners Who Have Gone Bankrupt

Benzinga - 28 Oct 2018
Evelyn Marie Adams, $5.4 million. Adams won the New Jersey lottery twice in 1985 and 1986 and admitted to being broke in an interview with The New York Post in 2012. Adams reportedly gambled excessively and lost the majority of her money in Atlantic ...
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8 Big Lottery Winners Whose Money and Luck Ran Out

Reader's Digest - 06 Sep 2018
Evelyn Marie Adams defied huge odds: The New Jersey convenience store clerk won a seven-figure prize not once, but twice. Adams hauled in $3.9 million from her state's Pick-6 lottery game in October 1985—and she kept playing. Soon after, another $1.4 ...
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10 tragic lottery stories prove money doesn't buy happiness

WYFF Greenville - 23 Aug 2017
The grand prize for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has reached $700 million, which sounds like enough money to make anyone happy. But the outcome for many lottery winners has been anything but good fortune. Evelyn Adams won $5.4 million in 1985, ...
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Winning The Lottery Isn't Always A Happy Ending

Forbes - 29 Nov 2012
Take the case of Evelyn Adams. She beat the odds by winning the New Jersey lottery twice – in 1985 and 1986, collecting a total of $5.4 million. But she totally blew through the money with her own spending, bad investments, gifts to family and gambling.
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Craziest Lottery Stories

Gaming Post - 09 Oct 2018
Avid player Evelyn Adams did what many people think of as impossible. She won almost $6 million after purchasing winning tickets twice in two years. Adams must have believed she was on a winning streak, and attempted to make the most of it by trying ...
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20 lottery winners who lost every penny

Business Insider - 24 Aug 2017
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high $868 million after nobody won on Tuesday. While it may be tempting, buying a lottery ticket is almost certainly not worth it. History has shown us countless examples of lottery winners whose lives ...
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Curse of the lottery: Tragic stories of big jackpot winners

New York Daily News - 13 Jan 2016
Edward Ugel, author of the book "Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions," told the Daily Beast of the thousands of lottery winners he's known, few were happy and only a small number lived happily ever after.
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10 Lottery Winners Who Lost It All

The Business Insider - 06 May 2010
In the mid-'80s, Adams won the lottery twice; once in 1985 and again in 1986 to defy all odds against her. The New Jersey native won a cool $5.4 million but was a heavy gambler. And with Atlantic City being located in New Jersey, it wasn't long before ...
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Lottery winners whose jackpot fell short

The Standard - 27 Feb 2018
It was the most cruel torture of all possible.” Evelyn Adams blew all her winnings in the casino. Helen won the lottery twice - in 1985 and 1986, that's certainly a lucky streak. But the amount of $ 5.4 million burned a hole in the woman's pocket. She ...
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21 lottery winners who blew it all

Business Insider - 06 Jan 2016
Before they won a $2.76 million lottery jackpot in 2005, Lara and Roger Griffiths hardly ever argued. Then they won and bought a ...
evelyn adams (lottery winner)

New York Lottery winner dies just weeks after claiming prize

WENY-TV - 30 Jan 2018
SIDNEY, N.Y. -- A couple of weeks ago, a lucky man from Sidney, New York, won a million dollars on a scratch off ticket. But in a sad, and unexpected twist, that man passed away. On January 4th, the winner, Donald Savastano, took home a lump sum of ...
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If You Win the Lottery, Here's How Not to Blow Your Money - 13 Nov 2015
William "Bud" Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania lottery in 1988; within a year he was $1 million in debt. An erstwhile girlfriend successfully sued him for a share of his winnings and he lost the rest of the money in various family businesses ...
evelyn adams (lottery winner)

Winning Ticket for Mega Millions Jackpot Sold in New Jersey

WENY-TV - 31 Mar 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A winning ticket for a giant lottery jackpot estimated at $521 million has been sold in New Jersey. Mega Millions says one winning ticket was sold in Friday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and Mega ...
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7 Money Lessons From Lottery Winners Who Lost Everything

Forbes - 14 Jan 2016
There are two kinds of lottery winners: Those who grow their wealth, invest in the future, and help people and organizations dear to them, leaving enough to pass on to their heirs—and the kind of people who blow it and lose it all within a few years ...
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7 lotto winners who lost it all [Updated]

The Week Magazine - 08 Jun 2010
Fool me once, shame on you: In a bizarre twist of luck, New Jersey resident Evelyn Adams won the state's lottery twice — and managed to squander her $5.4 million total winnings. Adams, a compulsive gambler, spent the bulk of her payout at Atlantic ...

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