Better Off Broke?

For any of us who’ve ever dreamed of picking just the right numbers to win a lottery, this story might give you pause.

Four years ago, a Florida man won $17 million as a lump sum payment. Nine months ago, he vanished without a trace.

That is, until police confirmed that a body buried under a concrete slab at the home of an acquaintance was his.

His brother claimed the victim always said he’d have been better off broke. He said that the wealth changed his brother’s life in such a big way, partly because he was barely literate and didn’t really understand the magnitude of his new position.

Money isn’t always the answer, though it’s sad that so many of us lose sight of that from time to time.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.