Man (19) wins ten million euros in the lottery – but it ends bitterly
Published by Giselle
July 12, 2019 11:59 am
Is there a lotto curse? Michael Carroll won over ten million euros at the age of 19. But in the end, he not only loses a lot of money but ends up at the bottom.
How much bad luck can a person have? Sherif Girgis had it all: he was rich, owned several properties and even a luxury yacht – and that at the age of just 23. But in the end, he lost everything. It all started in 2007 when the Australian surprisingly won the lottery jackpot – a whopping 17 million pounds (about 18.8 million euros)!
Divorce, lawsuits and drugs: These million-dollar winners suffered the “Lotto Curse
Girgis, who lives in Perth, invested a lot of money in a pub, a yacht, a night club and several hectares of land on the advice of an estate agent. In total he spent almost 1.5 million, most of the money went on the redesign of the pub. But the idea flopped, after three years he had to close the pub again.
Also, the other investments went into the pants; in the end, the former cinema employee was bankrupt. Finally, he sued the financial advisor, to whom he had entrusted his assets. But the court decided that this Girgis “only” had to pay 1.78 million euros in damages, although the 35-year-old had hoped to get all the money back. But Girgis is not the only one who has been struck by the “lotto curse”.
The couple Colin and Christine Weir won the biggest jackpot in the history of the British lottery company EuroMillions in 2011. But the money didn’t bring the two seniors any luck – the couple, who come from Largs in Scotland, finally divorced after 38 years of marriage, why they didn’t want to reveal that.
But probably the most famous victim of the “Lotto Curse” is 35-year-old, Michael Carroll. The young man had won over ten million euros in the lottery in 2002 at the age of 19. But within ten years he had squandered everything for drugs, parties, jewellery and fast cars. In the end, he was completely broke and earned his living as a garbage man and later as an assembly line worker in a biscuit factory.