Have you ever been to a casino and lost a little bit of money? Well, don’t feel too bad about it, because these ten people have such bad luck, that some of them have lost millions, over the strangest of things…
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This story is about gambling ‘whale’ Real name Fouad al-Zayat (FYI: A Casino whale is people who spend literally millions of pounds every week gambling and don’t flutter an eyelid at it). And on this single night, Fouad al-Zayat had lost over £2 million and blamed the dealer, then sued the casino for not having a different dealer on hand to change his luck. Now that is bad luck indeed.
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Lots of people have gambling loss stories to tell, but none bigger than Harry Watanabe who lost a massive $127 Million fortune! Lucky he did indeed get gambling addiction help thanks to a family member. I would like to say here that most respectful casinos would keep a very keen eye on his spending and would have suggested he stopped several times.
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Every Christmas a member of a local village goes around collecting the syndicate money for the national lottery in Spain. In this one year, they won $950 million and it was divided out to each member of the village, except one person because the syndicate collector forgot to know on his door!
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Imagine winning a $1,200 jackpot on a night where you had to spend just $40! A good night indeed. Except when Mirna Valenzuela turned up to collect her winnings she was refused the cash and deported back to Mexico because her passport had run out and she was not allowed to gamble in the first place.
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Poor Mr Andrew Whittaker. After winning a mind-blowing $315 million on the lottery he then started to receive such bad luck from car break in’s to assault and car crashes, that in the end, he told reporters that he wished he had torn the winning ticket up.
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This is David and Edwina Nylan who thought they had won the lottery jackpot, but sadly when they rang Camelot (the lottery operators) to claim their prize, it seemed they didn’t have sufficient funds in their bank account when the draw took place and the ticket was never purchased. All for the sake of a single pound.
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Poor Billie Bob Harrell Jr. After winning $31 million on the lotto, he didn’t want to keep all the money in the bank and so lent money to anyone and everyone under a handshake and trust arrangement. Sadly in just two years, he was skint and hardly anyone had returned the money he lent them. A sad story indeed.
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This is Joe McGuire and he was just 2 meters away from winning £10 after predicting the winner of 5 horse races. Sadly the bet was for 6 of them and the last horse comes 2nd just a few meters behind the winner. Now that it bad luck at it’s finest.
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This is Tonda Lynn Dickerson who once worked at a waffle house. Sadly for the rest of the employees, she cashed in the winning ticket from their syndicate winnings and didn’t pay them anything. But that is where her luck ran out because the IRS sued her for unpaid taxes and she ended up back at the same job penniless!
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This is Lara Griffiths and she won £1.8 million on the national lottery…hooray! He and her partner at the time bought a home for almost the same amount of money and lived off the income their jobs gave them. Sadly a freak fire gutted their dream home and with it every penny of their winnings due to not having any house insurance.