Sunday, January 14, 2007

W. Virginia record Powerball winner says his money is all gone

Jack Whittaker, the trouble-plagued winner of what was then the largest Powerball jackpot, $315 million (a $113 million lump sum after taxes), now says that it's all gone.

UPDATE (January 15, 2007): Apparently Whittaker claims that thieves cashed checks at multiple branches of City National Bank to steal his money--and this is why he can't pay a settlement to a woman who sued him for assaulting her at the Tri-City Racetrack and Gaming Center near Charleston, WV. But the bank just says that they are investigating "small discrepancies" in his accounts--which doesn't sound like it's all gone.

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