She Said The Lottery Ruined Her Life, And They Just Found Her Dead…

In 2013 Margaret Loughrey won a total of 31 million euros thanks to the famous “Euromillions” lottery. But beyond the luxurious life that many thought she had, she was found dead at her Belfast home (Ireland) which was valued at about $172,000.

Previously, Loughrey said the money had “destroyed” her life after she matched five numbers and two lucky stars to take home the jackpot.

Loughrey bought the winning ticket on a whim while walking back from the Job Center. At the time, she was living on government benefits valued at about $80 per week. In an instant, she became a millionaire. The lottery ticket changed her life forever.

The lucky winner splashed out on a six-bay showroom to keep classic cars beside a new home she never got to live in. She had a collection including a vintage motorbike with a sidecar, a VW Campervan, a classic VW Beetle, and a vintage Land Rover jeep.

Her brother, Paul Loughrey, revealed how her life had been blighted by mental illness, leaving her potentially vulnerable to people taking advantage of her.

Later, she claimed that people had “stolen millions” of dollars from her.

“I regret winning the lottery, of course, I do. I was a happy person before. I am a human being, and all it has done is destroy my life.”

Most recently, she had an estimated $7 million left of her lottery jackpot. As for the rest of her winnings, she said: “You can’t take your money with you. There is no shroud with pockets.”

Following her win, Margaret splashed out on a string of properties – including a pub, houses, and a mill. The rest of her cash winnings she put toward charitable causes to do some good with her prize.

But the jackpot caused her life to spiral and in 2015, she was ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.

Three years later, she had to pay £30,000 ($36,400) to a former employee for bullying and firing him on a “vindictive whim”.

Margaret later said the win had “sent her to hell and back” even though she was living on benefits and unemployed at the time.

“If there is a hell, I have been in it. It has been that bad,” she said.

She added, “No point having £27m and being lonely. That can’t make me happy. That can only make me happy that everybody else’s happy, and so far everybody is absolutely delighted.”

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Most recently, she had an estimated $7 million left of her lottery jackpot. As for the rest of her winnings, she said: “You can’t take your money with you. There is no shroud with pockets.”

Loughrey’s sudden death is not being treated as suspicious by authorities. However, it was a tragic end for someone who was mired with the stresses of winning so much money by luck in the lottery.

When the ambulance arrived at her home in Northern Ireland, Maggie Millions was pronounced dead at the scene, and there was nothing for rescue workers to do because she could not be revived.

Her neighbor, Paul Gallagher, called Loughrey’s death a tragedy for the community.

“Margaret was well known and did a lot of good, charitable work around the town,” Gallagher, who is also a local councilor, said. “People are shocked today.”

A spokesperson for the PSNI added, “Police received a report of the sudden death of a woman at the Ballycolman Lane area of Strabane on Thursday, September 2. A post-mortem is due to take place, but at this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

In another confirmation, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they arrived at Loughrey’s house on Thursday.

A NIAS spokesman said: “We were called to an emergency in the Ballycolman area of Strabane at 10.30 am this morning. No patients were taken from the scene.”

Source: AWM