Sharon Tirabassi is a generous soul. So generous that she gave away half of her $10.5 million Lotto Super 7 winnings and blew through the rest.
Today, the 35-year-old “penniless millionaire” rides the bus to work and struggles to make ends meet until her next paycheck.
Nine years ago, Tirabassi, of Hamilton, Ontario Canada, cashed in her winning Powerball ticket and collected $10,569,000.10.
At first Tirabassi and her then-boyfriend, Vinny, also 35, were ecstatic at their good fortune. They shared the wealth with family and close friends, lavishing their loved ones with gifts, cash, cars, and exotic trips. She gave her parents $1 million cash and divided another $1.75 million among her siblings.
The possible 2nd Powerball jackpot ticket holder seen celebrating on a Maryland gas station video has been located.
Just one day after his celebration was captured on the gas station cameras — and shown on news programs all over the country — the man was back at work for the Virginia DOT, where a reporter attempted to interview him.
A military vet may be the winner of one half of the $587 million Powerball jackpot. Two winning tickets were sold in Missouri and Arizona, according to Lottery officials. As of this morning, only one winner has come forward — a husband and wife from Dearborn, MO. The other possible winner may have been captured on a convenience store camera at the moment he realized he won.
Last week, a Michigan man came forward to claim a $337 million Powerball jackpot. The man said his entire family was retiring from their jobs. And therein lies the problem when hard working people suddenly strike it rich and quit their jobs for what they believe will be a life of leisure.
There’s a saying that goes: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” That old adage explains why so many wealthy people volunteer to work for free.
Instant millionaires find out all too quickly that money does not bring happiness or hope — and without hope life is meaningless.