LOTTERY BIG WINNER LEFT BROKE AFTER 5 YEARS
Powerball lottery winner who took home a $27million jackpot in the early 2000s is penniless and living in a storage shed after 5 years.
David Lee Edwards, a convicted felon from Ashland, Kentucky, won a one-quarter share, about $27 million after taxes, from the Powerball jackpot of $280 million during August 2001.
David Lee Edwards and Shawna Renae Johnson won the Powerball lottery in 2001 and gained $27 million.
Over the course of five years, Edwards spent the entire fortune.
At the time, the jackpot was the third biggest in US lottery history, per the Lexington Herald Leader
Not long after the lucky draw, Edwards quickly married Shawna Maddux in Malibu, California and quickly went to work spending his newfound fortune.
The massive purchases included a mansion within a gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida along with over a dozen expensive cars, and even a private Learjet, per the Courier-Journal.
Only five years later in 2006, drug addiction and over-spending left Edwards and Maddux penniless and housed in a storage shed allegedly covered in human feces.
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