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Old 12-23-2004, 04:51 AM
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$3 Million Lottery Winner Wastes It All...Broke Again

$3M Lotto Winner Is Flat Broke

BUT HE VOWS: 'I WILL WIN AGAIN'

At one time lottery winner Jeff Clark cruised the streets in his $105,000 black Dodge Viper sports car. But one car wasn't enough for Clark. The former mine worker soon bought two more Vipers -- silver and red.

Soon his fleet expanded to six, including a $90,000 Plymouth Prowler, a $70,000 Cadillac Eldorado and a $50,000 Buick Riviera.

Nine years of extravagance, fair-weather friends, the stock market crash, a paternity suit and a devastating gambling addiction have left the 38-year-old nearly penniless.

His only ride now is a rickety mountain bike.

ROLLING HIS CIGARETTES

"Look at me -- I'm rolling my own cigarettes. I'm flat broke, man," Clark said.

"I'm reeling. I constantly wonder, 'How the hell did this happen to me?' "

Clark might still be rich if he simply learned to say no to his impulse buying, the lure of lottery kiosks and video lottery terminals, and moochers expecting everything from drinks to large loans.

"I'm mad at a lot of people, mad at the government about those VLTs, but mostly mad at myself," he said.

"There's no one to blame but myself."

Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Sask., Clark took a job at the potash mine just outside town.

He was single and had few responsibilities. He enjoyed playing softball with his buddies, going out for drinks and watching sports on television.

He once dreamed of getting rich playing professional baseball, but that faded and he put his hopes in the lottery.

Clark spent almost all of his disposable income -- at least $40 a week -- on Lotto 6/49 tickets and Sports Select betting.

"I lived and breathed the lottery. I made up my mind I was gonna win," he said. "Winning the lottery was my way out."

Playing the same set of numbers for more than 10 years, he hit the jackpot in January 1996 when he won $2.5 million.

His mother and relatives got new vehicles and other large gifts. He gave his friends money.

He bought the first Viper "and then I partied my face off" for at least six nights a week for several months.

Less than two years after that first win Clark's numbers came up again and he won almost $500,000 in the 6/49.

He hadn't stopped playing, and that second win convinced him his "system" worked.

Clark started to put down at least $2,200 per week on lottery tickets and continued to bet big on Sports Select.

He bought a large house in Moose Jaw's upscale Sunningdale neighbourhood. He took his friends to concerts and NHL hockey games in Edmonton. He bought countless rounds of drinks following softball games and other events.

VLT ADDICTION

He'd often drive to Casino Regina, where he would drop thousands at the roulette table. He also started hanging out in bars during the day, only drinking at first. One day he decided to put a few dollars into a video lottery terminal.

"I used to make fun of people who played those things. I knew they were bad news."

Clark was soon spending every day in the bars playing VLTs.

The money was also ruining relationships. His friends started to argue among themselves about how much money they got from him.

Clark's bankroll was dwindling fast.

He began selling his cars to pay his expenses and support his gambling habit. Often he recouped only a fraction of the original purchase price.

He sold the house. Eventually he was down to his last vehicle, a rusted 1980 van in which he lived for three months with his dogs.

He now lives in a tiny house in a lower-income neighbourhood and has had to give away two of his three dogs. Finding a job has proven difficult.

Clark says he has kicked his VLT habit but continues to pour all of his money into the lottery.

"I'm going to win the lottery again," he says. "I'll spend whatever I can get on playing."
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:34 AM
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LOL what a fuckin moron!! kinda like celebrities who do that SHEESH. do a little planning, invest in some houses, put some in the bank shit he coulda been set for life

and now hes fuckin broke LOL. he should just kill himself.
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:24 AM
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Good. If he's going to be a dumbass then I'm glad he's broke. Who the FUCK needs 6 cars? If I won the Lottery and got a car (this is assuming I had a driver's liscense), know what I'd get? A van. A used van. Not one of those shitty used vans that smell like grandmas (ie: vitamins and pee), but a good one. With a CD player in it.


Of course, I would have one cool expensive thing: I'd get a projector room to watch movies in. And that can't cost THAT much. Probably not even 1/3 of it. That leaves an ass load of money for DVD's and heroin...I mean prostitutes...I mean...heroin
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:33 PM
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If I had that kinda of money Iw ould of boguth a nice car only one. I get a house becuse there nice. Then invested some in a mutural fund. Then still weortk full time, just saving more it up sincd ou could live offf the interst of the money in your bank account;
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Old 12-23-2004, 05:26 PM
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for real. if he was like the last dude and won like $65 million..? that would be different.

but he only won 3. i mean shit what a moron. it doesnt tkae much to do the math.

and even witht he $65, id be donating a lot of that shit to charities and junk. i mean ok makes ure my family and shit is taken care of, sure id get some dope cars but FUCK man 3 million? MORON!!

and hes going to win again LOL. he should invest in a suicide machine of sorts.
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Exclamation Jeff Clark Found dead in his home

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Jeff Clark lottery winner Moose Jaw SK
Found dead in his home Today Jan 10/2014
No info being given for cause of death.
RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS
so much for winning the lottery again. Unless this was a win.
He was a child hood friend that got in over his head and could not come back from it.
HE actually had broke into our family home and stole my piggy bank even.
SAD story with an even sadder ending.
Although bad/stupid decisions were made by Jeff.
RIP
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Jeff Clark lottery winner Moose Jaw SK
Found dead in his home Today Jan 10/2014
No info being given for cause of death.
RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS
so much for winning the lottery again. Unless this was a win.
He was a child hood friend that got in over his head and could not come back from it.
HE actually had broke into our family home and stole my piggy bank even.
SAD story with an even sadder ending.
Although bad/stupid decisions were made by Jeff.
RIP
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