“Winning the lottery isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be,” says Evelyn Adams, who won the New Jersey lottery not just once but twice (1985, 1986) to the tune of $5.4 million. Today, the money is gone and Adams lives in a trailer.
Emphasis added by me.
It’s true, though. This is another subject I’ve read up on over the years. It makes my jaw drop how people can be lucky enough to have a huge wad of cash drop in their laps only to have it waste away in a few years.