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20 lottery winners who lost it all

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 21: Kansas City grandmother Marva Wilson won $2 million (£1.4m) on the Missouri Lottery in 2008, but didn't hold onto it for long. A family acquaintance called Freya Pearson scammed the unfortunate prizewinner out of her winnings, leaving trusting Wilson with nothing. Pearson was sentenced to five years in prison for her crime.

Marva Wilson

Kansas City grandmother Marva Wilson won $2 million (£1.4m) on the Missouri Lottery in 2008, but didn't hold onto it for long. A family acquaintance called Freya Pearson scammed the unfortunate prizewinner out of her winnings, leaving trusting Wilson with nothing. Pearson was sentenced to five years in prison for her crime.
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