$2.6 million winner has just $10 left

r.prince18r.prince18 Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭
Roger Griffiths spent his prize on luxury cars, business deals and reuniting the rock band he was in as a teenager.

At one point, he earned almost $700 in interest every day, but a series of ill-advised deals resulted in his cash disappearing.

The 42-year-old British father of two took to YouTube and told The Sun that his lottery win had been a "poisoned chalice" after it led to the break-up of his marriage and the loss of the family home.

Mr Griffiths had been working in IT when he scooped more than $2.6 million on a UK lottery in 2005.

He and his wife Lara immediately quit their jobs and threw themselves into a jetset lifestyle, buying a new home, sending their kids to posh schools and taking lavish holidays abroad.

Mr Griffiths also paid close to $50,000 to make a record with his old band, FMB, which ended up selling just 600 copies.

One bad investment turned sour during the GFC, leading to the loss of the couple's home and the end of their marriage.

"I had it all, but now it's gone," Mr Griffiths told the Sun. 'I've been borrowing money from my parents - that's how bad it is."

He has now started working again as a freelance recruitment consultant, but spends most of his income on the bills he racked up during his short-live period of wealth.

"The money I bring in goes on bills I racked up during the heyday and there’s just not enough to cover them. If it wasn’t for my family helping me financially I’d be in trouble. Looking back the lottery win was like a poisoned chalice.”

http://www.news.com.au/money/m-lotto-winner-has-just-10-left/story-e6frfmci-1226600409227
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  • goodlookinoutgoodlookinout WestCoastin Ya Bish Posts: 4,432 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bless his heart
    goldenjaMzKB
  • JYo79JYo79 Posts: 301
    A fool and his money part ways.
    [Deleted User]2 DrawlzSo ILLMzKB
  • amenhotepivamenhotepiv Pharoah Braveheart, GermanyPosts: 7,256 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He learned whats really valuable on life
    DWO2 DrawlzMzKB
  • MARIO_DROMARIO_DRO Posts: 12,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SO DUDE WAS MAKIN ALMOST 21K PER MONTH OFF INTREST ALONE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! MAN WTF...

    I WOULDA BEEN LIVING STRAIGHT OFF OF THAT
    So ILLMzKBGot Em Shook
  • konceptjoneskonceptjones Old School Playa Posts: 9,151 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll never understand people like this.

    If I even won $1M, the family would be set for a good long time. All I'd do is pay off the house, set money aside for college funds, and the only cars I'd want for myself is an older Volvo 850 T5R and a mid-90's Acura NSX.

    I'd still work. We'll just have a gang of loot sittin off in the bank to retire on later in life.
    Black_SamsonMzKB
  • Knock_TwiceKnock_Twice Aint never had nothing in my whole life, grew up on eggs and rice Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2013
    Lurker6 wrote: »
    on tlc the show 'lottery changed my life' is so damn funny. Shit is full of people who werent shit, won the lotto then all of a sudden become business experts overnight and waste it on dumb shit

    I saw one where this fat white chick in Florida was still living in the trailer park, but driving a fuckin Lamborghini.

    Bug+Bunny+florida.gif

    Didn't a cat in Florida when that mugg only to be killed by some white woman...who he trusted his winnings with...I think she buried that cat alive or something...I wanna say the story was on here Lol
    CashmoneyDuxSo ILLVulcanRaven
  • GoonerGooner Posts: 8,855 ✭✭✭✭✭
    real nigga
  • The Lonious MonkThe Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Posts: 16,808 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lurker6 wrote: »
    on tlc the show 'lottery changed my life' is so damn funny. Shit is full of people who werent shit, won the lotto then all of a sudden become business experts overnight and waste it on dumb shit

    I saw one where this fat white chick in Florida was still living in the trailer park, but driving a fuckin Lamborghini.

    Bug+Bunny+florida.gif

    Didn't a cat in Florida when that mugg only to be killed by some white woman...who he trusted his winnings with...I think she buried that cat alive or something...I wanna say the story was on here Lol

    Is that the one where she was telling people he disappeared for his own safety because he was tired of people begging for money?
    So ILLVulcanRaven
  • Knock_TwiceKnock_Twice Aint never had nothing in my whole life, grew up on eggs and rice Posts: 3,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lurker6 wrote: »
    on tlc the show 'lottery changed my life' is so damn funny. Shit is full of people who werent shit, won the lotto then all of a sudden become business experts overnight and waste it on dumb shit

    I saw one where this fat white chick in Florida was still living in the trailer park, but driving a fuckin Lamborghini.

    Bug+Bunny+florida.gif

    Didn't a cat in Florida when that mugg only to be killed by some white woman...who he trusted his winnings with...I think she buried that cat alive or something...I wanna say the story was on here Lol

    Is that the one where she was telling people he disappeared for his own safety because he was tired of people begging for money?

    Yea..that's it...

  • gem$tonegem$tone Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭
    I still wanna know what the fuck he invested I that netted $700 per day
    hueyWell Got Dam
  • eastbay510eastbay510 Posts: 1,122 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thought he was set for life off 2.6 mill? His kids probably didn't even get their college funds set aside with that money.. Idiot
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