A deep dive into the missing Oceangate Sub Titan, along with the five passengers onboard and the strange things we uncovered. Also, upon winning the Lottery, is a curse placed upon you? Overwhelming evidence supports this theory. Finally, a murder mystery involving an odd cipher that the FBI has been unable to crack.
Lottery Curse Victims
Billie Bob Harrell, Jr. $31 million - Texas 1997 As of 1999: Committed suicide in the wake of incessant requests for money from friends and family. “Winning the lottery is the worst thing that ever happened to me."
William Post $16.2 million - Pennsylvania 1988 In 1989: Brother hired a contract murderer to kill him and his sixth wife. Landlady sued for portion of the jackpot. Convicted of assault for firing a gun at a debt collector. Declared bankruptcy. Dead in 2006.
Evelyn Adams $5.4 million - (won TWICE 1985 & 1986) As of 2001: Poor and living in a trailer house. Gave away and gambled most of her fortune.
Suzanne Mullins $4.2 million - Virginia 1993 As of 2004: No assets left.
Shefik Tallmadge $6.7 million - Arizona 1988 As of 2005: Declared bankruptcy.
Thomas Strong $3 million - Texas 1993 As of 2006: Died in a shoot-out with police.
Victoria Zell $11 million - Minnesota 2001 As of 2006: Broke. Serving seven year sentence for vehicular manslaughter.
Karen Cohen $1 million - Illinois 1984 As of 2000: Filed for bankruptcy. As of 2006: Sentenced to 22 months for lying to federal bankruptcy court.
Jeffrey Dampier $20 million - Illinois 1996 As of 2006: Kidnapped and murdered by own sister-in-law.
Ed Gildein $8.8 million - Texas 1993 As of 2003: Dead. Wife drowned with his debts. As of 2005: Wife sued by her own daughter who claimed that she was taking money from a trust fund and squandering cash in Las Vegas.
Willie Hurt $3.1 million - Michigan 1989 As of 1991: Addicted to cocaine. Divorced. Broke. Indicted for murder.
Michael Klingebiel $2 million As of 1998: Sued by own mother claiming he failed to share the jackpot with her.
Janite Lee $18 million - Missouri 1993 As of 2001: Filed for bankruptcy with $700 in assets.