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Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot

 
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Jack Whittaker Won $315 Million, Lost Friends, Family and the 'Shining Star' of His Life
By MARTIN BASHIR and SARA HOLMBERG
April 6, 2007 — - On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot -- a whopping $315 million.

"I got sick at my stomach, and I just was [at] a loss for words and advice," Whittaker said. "You know, I was really searching for advice, and it's, like, Christmas Day."

It was a made-for-TV Christmas story, and Whittaker's hardworking family became celebrities overnight. Whittaker's wife, Jewel, and their granddaughter Brandi Bragg would appear on no fewer than eight television shows. But as Whittaker celebrated his good fortune, he had no way of knowing that he was embarking on a journey that would lead to tragedy and the loss of everything he held dear.


'No Control for Greed'

Whittaker now says that he regrets winning the lottery.

"Since I won the lottery, I think there is no control for greed," he said. "I think if you have something, there's always someone else that wants it. I wish I'd torn that ticket up."

Whittaker had the very best of intentions: He truly wanted to share his good fortune and help people.

"I wanted to build churches," he said. "I wanted to get people food that didn't have food. I wanted to provide clothing for children that needed clothing."

Within months, Whittaker was making good on his promise. He handed over $15 million for the construction of two churches alone.

The initial blitz of publicity meant that everyone knew about Whittaker's record-breaking win, and he was besieged by requests for help. In order to deal with these requests, he formed the Jack Whittaker Foundation. Jill, the clerk who sold him his winning ticket, went to work for him in the mailroom.

"There were so many letters that they wouldn't even deliver the mail. It was nothing for us to sit for 10 hours just opening envelopes," said Jill, who asked that her last name be kept private.

Jill says the foundation received all kinds of requests, such as, "people wanting new carpet, people wanting entertainment systems, people wanting Hummers, people wanting houses -- just absolutely bizarre things."

Whittaker gave away at least $50 million worth of houses, cars and cash. Suddenly, the man who won a fortune at Christmas had become everybody's Santa Claus.

"Any place that I would go they would come up," he said. "I mean, we went to a ballgame, a basketball game … and we must have had 150 people come up to us … and it would be going right back to asking for money."


Humble Beginnings

For a man who didn't start out with much, the experience was a bit overwhelming. "I grew up very, very poor in Jumping Branch, W.Va.," said Whittaker. "We never had a lot of luxuries. We never had a car. We didn't have a TV until later in life."

At the age of 14, Whittaker met the woman who would become his wife, and started his own construction company. Whittaker said it was the birth of his granddaughter that finally changed his obsession with work.

"I was with my daughter going to her doctor's visits," he said. "And Brandi waved at me on the first sonogram, so I was hooked then."

By the time Whittaker won the lottery, he said, he was doing $16 million to $17 million worth of work. He enjoyed years of success with few complaints, but less than a year after winning the lottery things began to change.

Rob Dunlap, one of Whittaker's many attorneys, said Whittaker has spent at least $3 million dollars fending off lawsuits.

"I've had over 400 legal claims made on me or one of my companies since I've won the lottery, " said Whittaker.

When asked why that might happen, Whittaker said it's because "everybody wants something for nothing."


'I Just Didn't Care'

As his company's reputation was challenged by lawsuits, Whittaker began drinking heavily to console himself. At night, he made the rounds of the local bars throwing money around everywhere he went.

"I just got to the point that I just couldn't tolerate what was happening to me anymore," he said. "I would fly off the handle and if somebody wanted to fight me, I'd fight them. I just didn't care."

Whittaker alienated just about everyone in town, and things came to a head when he left his car running in front of the Pink Pony strip club and more than $2,000 in cash was stolen.

"I parked my car in the middle of the driveway, I went in to get me a drink to go, and I was drugged and my briefcase was stolen," Whittaker said.

The money was recovered, but the luckiest man in West Virginia was left friendless and lonely. It seemed as if everyone still wanted a piece of his winnings, but the one person Whittaker was determined to share every moment of his good fortune with was his granddaughter.

"What I really enjoyed the most was … watching Brandi enjoy it," he said.

Whittaker bought and decorated an elaborate home for Bragg and her mother that included a perfect recreation of the bottle from the 1960's TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." He also gave Brandi about $2,000 a week and bought her four new cars. Whittaker said while Bragg was only 17 years old at the time, she was very responsible with her money.

"To a young kid cars mean a lot," Whittaker said. "She had four cars and I'm very proud that she had four cars."


Downward Spiral

According to her friends, Bragg's cars and cash began to attract the attention of some "bad people," including drug dealers.

Whittaker said, "She was bitter because she had lost some of her friends, I mean the drug dealers, just ganged up on her because of me."

Bragg started to use illegal drugs. Whittaker repeatedly tried to get her help and sent her to several treatment programs, but she couldn't stay clean.

"She doesn't want to be in charge of the money; she doesn't want to inherit the money; she just looks for her next drugs," Whittaker said. "She said, 'Pawpaw, all I care about is drugs.' It broke my heart."

Bragg's friend Jessie Tribble was a drug user too. In September 2003, Tribble was found dead of a drug overdose in a house owned by Whittaker. Tribble's father believes that his son might be alive today if he hadn't had access to Bragg and her weekly allowance.

"I'm going to say this with total conviction. I blame her for my son's death. I hold her accountable," he said.

Whittaker doesn't feel responsible for Tribble's death.

"The house was closed down," he said. "They didn't have permission to be in my house."


The Powerball Curse?

Almost two years after Whittaker hit the jackpot, Bragg disappeared. After a frantic two-week search, on Dec. 20, 2004, she was found dead, wrapped in a plastic sheet, dumped behind a junked van. The cause of death was listed as unknown. Whittaker believes that the Powerball win had become a curse upon his family.

"My granddaughter is dead because of the money," he said.

"She was the shining star of my life, and she was what it was all about for me," he said. "From the day she was born, it was all about providing, and protecting, and taking care of her. You know, my wife had said she wished that she had torn the ticket up. Well, I wish that we had torn the ticket up too."

Whittaker believes that money isn't what makes people happy -- family is.

"Family is what is dear," he said. "I don't know where it'll end. But you know, I just don't like Jack Whittaker. I don't like the hard heart I've got. I don't like what I've become."
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Sounds like he was living the good life already~~why'd he play? His OWN greed...

"By the time Whittaker won the lottery, he said, he was doing $16 million to $17 million worth of work. He enjoyed years of success with few complaints, but less than a year after winning the lottery things began to change."
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And I'm supposed to feel remorse for a idiot?
I'll pass


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Aw jeez, that's a sad story. I heard a radio program that said less than 10% of people who win big are glad they did.
I think there should be draws for no more than $1m per winner. 315 winners and a lot less misery. I wouldn't want 315m
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Lottery for Dummies
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anybody that hangs out at a place called the "Pink Pony" deserves what they get.
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Well he can send some of it my way then. I am not greedy, I just want to pay of my debts, fix my car, and take my son to arizona.
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anybody that hangs out at a place called the "Pink Pony" deserves what they get.
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i think i'd legally change my name and move out of the country. it does nobody any good to be thought of as an open wallet. it brings out the worst in everyone.
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fucking morons.

seriously. If you have MIllions upon millions of dollars, YOU KEEP IT SECRET!!!! 100% secret. call your local wealth management expert aqnd invest and live off of the dividends
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I think there should be draws for no more than $1m per winner. 315 winners and a lot less misery. I wouldn't want 315m
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That's a great idea, but I imagine that it would negatively affect the number of tickets sold, since so many buy in hopes of winning 315 million (or whatever supersized jackpot).

Still, you are right. 1 million is enough to change someone's life, but not totally make them a target of others (or themselves).
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The guy attracted negativity by being negative. On a subconscious level he still visualized himself as "poor" and "undeserving" of the hundreds of millions of dollars and that negativity manifested in the real world with the loss of friends, uncontrolled anger and lawsuits.

And as those friends left him, he visualized losing even more friendship which manifested as a loss of more friends.

Also by "flying off the handle" as he stated over the lawsuits, he attracted even more negativity and even more lawsuits.

By thinking there's "no control to greed" and "everybody wants something for nothing" as he viewed other people, even more negative people came out of the woodwork to try and take his money. In other words, his negativity attracted negativity.

This guy's experience is a Negative version of "THE SECRET" and the "Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles.

If you subconsciously visualize positive things, positive things will manifest in life. If you subconsciously visualize negative things, as this guy did, negative things manifest in life.

Anybody can live happily after winning the lottery provided that they subconsciously visualize positive outcomes to their good fortune.

When I sucessfully win the lottery, I intend to only visualize positive things, being successful, viewing all other people as givers and having all the friends in the world because I am a winner and everybody loves a winner.
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Aw jeez, that's a sad story. I heard a radio program that said less than 10% of people who win big are glad they did.
I think there should be draws for no more than $1m per winner. 315 winners and a lot less misery. I wouldn't want 315m
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The 10% that win and live successfully know THE SECRET.

And since THE SECRET involves intense visualization, I wouldn't be surprised that 10% are Left Handers, who are right brained and can visualize with ease.

The percentage of Left Handers compared to Right Handers in the general population is 10%, which is the same percentage as sucessful lottery winners and since they can visualize better, it's no wonder Left Handers who know THE SECRET are more successful in life than Right Handers.
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Long live the south paws!!!
Over the side and damn the barracuda
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fucking morons.

seriously. If you have MIllions upon millions of dollars, YOU KEEP IT SECRET!!!! 100% secret. call your local wealth management expert aqnd invest and live off of the dividends
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When was the last time someone who won that kind of money was able to avoid the pressthwak

If you really believed what you said, then you are the real frickin moron here...

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OH SNAP! He built TWO churches! Holy Crap, he must be going to heaven now! lol.....
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The guy attracted negativity by being negative. On a subconscious level he still visualized himself as "poor" and "undeserving" of the hundreds of millions of dollars and that negativity manifested in the real world with the loss of friends, uncontrolled anger and lawsuits.

And as those friends left him, he visualized losing even more friendship which manifested as a loss of more friends.

Also by "flying off the handle" as he stated over the lawsuits, he attracted even more negativity and even more lawsuits.

By thinking there's "no control to greed" and "everybody wants something for nothing" as he viewed other people, even more negative people came out of the woodwork to try and take his money. In other words, his negativity attracted negativity.

This guy's experience is a Negative version of "THE SECRET" and the "Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace Wattles.

If you subconsciously visualize positive things, positive things will manifest in life. If you subconsciously visualize negative things, as this guy did, negative things manifest in life.

Anybody can live happily after winning the lottery provided that they subconsciously visualize positive outcomes to their good fortune.

When I sucessfully win the lottery, I intend to only visualize positive things, being successful, viewing all other people as givers and having all the friends in the world because I am a winner and everybody loves a winner.
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You mean you haven't won the lottery yet!!!!

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fucking morons.

seriously. If you have MIllions upon millions of dollars, YOU KEEP IT SECRET!!!! 100% secret. call your local wealth management expert aqnd invest and live off of the dividends
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lol bump
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lol, this reminds me of the next lyric:

So tell me what the hell is a fella to do?
For every million I make, another relative sues
Family fighting and fussin'
Over for who wants to invite me to supper
All of a sudden I got 90 some cousins
(Hey it's me!)
A half brother and sister who never see me
Or even bothered to call me until they saw me on TV
Now everybody's so happy and proud
I'm finally allowed to set foot in my girlfriend's house
(Hey!)
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Jill says the foundation received all kinds of requests, such as, "people wanting new carpet, people wanting entertainment systems, people wanting Hummers, people wanting houses -- just absolutely bizarre things."


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i don't see how anybody could be dumb enough to stay where everyone knows them. rule 1 of winning the lottery is MOVE.
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I saw a thing about him on TV the other night (20/20 or something). He did get pretty screwed, but maybe if he didn't give his granddaughter $2000 a week to spend on her drug habit, he wouldn't feel so bad. Lots of people blame winning the lottery for their problems, but if you manage the money well you should be okay. I'll gladly take that "curse" any day of the week over my current situation anyway.
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Money can't buy you happiness, but you can buy a big enough boat to drive up next to happiness!
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Jack Whittaker Won $315 Million, Lost Friends, Family and the 'Shining Star' of His Life
By MARTIN BASHIR and SARA HOLMBERG
April 6, 2007 — - On Christmas morning in 2002, Jack Whittaker woke up to perhaps the biggest gift imaginable. Whittaker had won the Powerball lottery jackpot -- a whopping $315 million.

"I got sick at my stomach, and I just was [at] a loss for words and advice," Whittaker said. "You know, I was really searching for advice, and it's, like, Christmas Day."

It was a made-for-TV Christmas story, and Whittaker's hardworking family became celebrities overnight. Whittaker's wife, Jewel, and their granddaughter Brandi Bragg would appear on no fewer than eight television shows. But as Whittaker celebrated his good fortune, he had no way of knowing that he was embarking on a journey that would lead to tragedy and the loss of everything he held dear.


'No Control for Greed'

Whittaker now says that he regrets winning the lottery.

"Since I won the lottery, I think there is no control for greed," he said. "I think if you have something, there's always someone else that wants it. I wish I'd torn that ticket up."

Whittaker had the very best of intentions: He truly wanted to share his good fortune and help people.

"I wanted to build churches," he said. "I wanted to get people food that didn't have food. I wanted to provide clothing for children that needed clothing."

Within months, Whittaker was making good on his promise. He handed over $15 million for the construction of two churches alone.

The initial blitz of publicity meant that everyone knew about Whittaker's record-breaking win, and he was besieged by requests for help. In order to deal with these requests, he formed the Jack Whittaker Foundation. Jill, the clerk who sold him his winning ticket, went to work for him in the mailroom.

"There were so many letters that they wouldn't even deliver the mail. It was nothing for us to sit for 10 hours just opening envelopes," said Jill, who asked that her last name be kept private.

Jill says the foundation received all kinds of requests, such as, "people wanting new carpet, people wanting entertainment systems, people wanting Hummers, people wanting houses -- just absolutely bizarre things."

Whittaker gave away at least $50 million worth of houses, cars and cash. Suddenly, the man who won a fortune at Christmas had become everybody's Santa Claus.

"Any place that I would go they would come up," he said. "I mean, we went to a ballgame, a basketball game … and we must have had 150 people come up to us … and it would be going right back to asking for money."


Humble Beginnings

For a man who didn't start out with much, the experience was a bit overwhelming. "I grew up very, very poor in Jumping Branch, W.Va.," said Whittaker. "We never had a lot of luxuries. We never had a car. We didn't have a TV until later in life."

At the age of 14, Whittaker met the woman who would become his wife, and started his own construction company. Whittaker said it was the birth of his granddaughter that finally changed his obsession with work.

"I was with my daughter going to her doctor's visits," he said. "And Brandi waved at me on the first sonogram, so I was hooked then."

By the time Whittaker won the lottery, he said, he was doing $16 million to $17 million worth of work. He enjoyed years of success with few complaints, but less than a year after winning the lottery things began to change.

Rob Dunlap, one of Whittaker's many attorneys, said Whittaker has spent at least $3 million dollars fending off lawsuits.

"I've had over 400 legal claims made on me or one of my companies since I've won the lottery, " said Whittaker.

When asked why that might happen, Whittaker said it's because "everybody wants something for nothing."


'I Just Didn't Care'

As his company's reputation was challenged by lawsuits, Whittaker began drinking heavily to console himself. At night, he made the rounds of the local bars throwing money around everywhere he went.

"I just got to the point that I just couldn't tolerate what was happening to me anymore," he said. "I would fly off the handle and if somebody wanted to fight me, I'd fight them. I just didn't care."

Whittaker alienated just about everyone in town, and things came to a head when he left his car running in front of the Pink Pony strip club and more than $2,000 in cash was stolen.

"I parked my car in the middle of the driveway, I went in to get me a drink to go, and I was drugged and my briefcase was stolen," Whittaker said.

The money was recovered, but the luckiest man in West Virginia was left friendless and lonely. It seemed as if everyone still wanted a piece of his winnings, but the one person Whittaker was determined to share every moment of his good fortune with was his granddaughter.

"What I really enjoyed the most was … watching Brandi enjoy it," he said.

Whittaker bought and decorated an elaborate home for Bragg and her mother that included a perfect recreation of the bottle from the 1960's TV sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." He also gave Brandi about $2,000 a week and bought her four new cars. Whittaker said while Bragg was only 17 years old at the time, she was very responsible with her money.

"To a young kid cars mean a lot," Whittaker said. "She had four cars and I'm very proud that she had four cars."


Downward Spiral

According to her friends, Bragg's cars and cash began to attract the attention of some "bad people," including drug dealers.

Whittaker said, "She was bitter because she had lost some of her friends, I mean the drug dealers, just ganged up on her because of me."

Bragg started to use illegal drugs. Whittaker repeatedly tried to get her help and sent her to several treatment programs, but she couldn't stay clean.

"She doesn't want to be in charge of the money; she doesn't want to inherit the money; she just looks for her next drugs," Whittaker said. "She said, 'Pawpaw, all I care about is drugs.' It broke my heart."

Bragg's friend Jessie Tribble was a drug user too. In September 2003, Tribble was found dead of a drug overdose in a house owned by Whittaker. Tribble's father believes that his son might be alive today if he hadn't had access to Bragg and her weekly allowance.

"I'm going to say this with total conviction. I blame her for my son's death. I hold her accountable," he said.

Whittaker doesn't feel responsible for Tribble's death.

"The house was closed down," he said. "They didn't have permission to be in my house."


The Powerball Curse?

Almost two years after Whittaker hit the jackpot, Bragg disappeared. After a frantic two-week search, on Dec. 20, 2004, she was found dead, wrapped in a plastic sheet, dumped behind a junked van. The cause of death was listed as unknown. Whittaker believes that the Powerball win had become a curse upon his family.

"My granddaughter is dead because of the money," he said.

"She was the shining star of my life, and she was what it was all about for me," he said. "From the day she was born, it was all about providing, and protecting, and taking care of her. You know, my wife had said she wished that she had torn the ticket up. Well, I wish that we had torn the ticket up too."

Whittaker believes that money isn't what makes people happy -- family is.

"Family is what is dear," he said. "I don't know where it'll end. But you know, I just don't like Jack Whittaker. I don't like the hard heart I've got. I don't like what I've become."
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fucking morons.

seriously. If you have MIllions upon millions of dollars, YOU KEEP IT SECRET!!!! 100% secret. call your local wealth management expert aqnd invest and live off of the dividends
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Only some states allow for winning with anonymity. A lot of states require your name to be published.

I had a good friend who won the Powerball a few years back. Her husband had been diagnosed w/cancer. Soon after winning, she was also diagnosed with cancer. They both died within 4-5 months of winning and the worthless kids inherited the money.
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lol, this reminds me of the next lyric:

So tell me what the hell is a fella to do?
For every million I make, another relative sues
Family fighting and fussin'
Over for who wants to invite me to supper
All of a sudden I got 90 some cousins
(Hey it's me!)
A half brother and sister who never see me
Or even bothered to call me until they saw me on TV
Now everybody's so happy and proud
I'm finally allowed to set foot in my girlfriend's house
(Hey!)
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i think i'd legally change my name and move out of the country. it does nobody any good to be thought of as an open wallet. it brings out the worst in everyone.
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Have a lawyer draw up a trust before cashing the ticket. Then the trust is the lottery winner. While it is not impossible to find out who the beneficiaries of the trust are, there are legal proceedings involved and penalties for improper release of information.

Even having done all of that with $315 million, I would still drop out of sight. The trust would set up some charitable foundations, certainly. I would relish the role of Oz, the Man Behind the Curtain. The media would be left out of the picture, as I would avoid them at all costs, even going so far as to use my vast fortune to sue the pants off annoying reporters until they went elsewhere.
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And I'm supposed to feel remorse for a idiot?
I'll pass


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This. NEST! He used the money like an idiot, in the process drawing attention from Obama supporters (that's what these people would be known as in a few years).
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Re: Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot
First rule when you win that kind of money is......

"move to where no one knows your name"

You would have to be insane to stay in your hometown after that kind of winfall !

Insane !
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11/25/2012 03:20 PM
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Re: Powerball Winner Says He's Cursed by His Jackpot
Building churches eh? Who told him to build more of Satans whore houses with his money? Next time, read the bible, jack.

Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

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