In 1997, Billie Bob Harrell Jr. thought his struggles were over.
He won $30 million from the lottery and planned to live the easy life.
After quitting his job at the Home Depot, he took his family on a Hawaiian vacation, bought family and friends houses, and donated tons of money to his church and charity.
Unfortunately, he began to receive unwanted attention demanding money and also made a bad deal with a company that provides lump sum payments to lotto winners, getting much less than he originally would have received.
After he and his wife separated, he went into a downward spiral and shot himself in the head.
Before he died, he told his financial adviser, “Winning the lottery was the worst thing that ever happened to me.”