Mister Lucky

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
— Matthew 19:24

Is money a guarantee of happiness?

The man in the photo is Jack Whittaker of West Virginia, who two years ago hit the biggest lottery jackpot ever: $314.9 million.

Jack Whittaker

Does he look happy?

In the photo, he is walking toward the Putnam County Judicial Annex to enter a no contest plea on a misdemeanor assault charge for attacking a bar manager.

Since winning the lottery, he has also been arrested twice for drunken driving and been ordered into rehab, and is accused in two lawsuits of making trouble at a nightclub and a racetrack.

There have been several thefts involving his vehicle, his office and his house, one of which occurred on the same day an 18-year-old friend of his granddaughter was found dead there.

Today, the granddaughter was also found dead.

Merry Christmas, Jack!

“I wish all of this never would have happened,” his wife says. “I wish I would have torn the ticket up.”

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