20-Year-Old Georgia Lottery Winner Murdered

Sadly, being robbed/murdered is one of those horrifying stigmas that comes along with publicly winning large sums of money. 

This young man was only 20 years old and amazingly won almost a half million dollars from the GA lottery! Unbelievable! 

Even in today’s strange current events that’s almost unheard of and that kind of cash most likely gained him lots of  newfound faux “friends.” A half million will certainly put a hefty target on any person’s back–especially a 20 year old. Honestly, anybody could be responsible for his demise.

Hopefully he had someone help him put the bulk of the money in safe keepings for loved ones. What a sad story. As the old hood saying goes, “Money Breeds Jealousy and Envy.” 

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Craigory Burch Jr. after he won the lottery in Georgia.

A Georgia man who recently won nearly half-a-million dollars in the lottery was gunned down Thursday night in a home invasion robbery.

Craigory Burch, Jr., 20, was found dead at a residence in Fitzgerald, GA.

Burch won $434,272 playing the Georgia Fantasy 5 jackpot in November, 2015, according to 13WMAZ.

Burch told the news outlet after he won:

“My right eye and hand had jumped for the past two weeks, I knew that I would come into money.”

On the night of his murder, CBS News reports that he had begged home invaders not to kill him in front of his family, but the men killed him anyway.

Burch and his girlfriend and others were at a home when a shotgun blast blew open the door and three masked, armed men ran in, the girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks said.

“When they came in, he said, ‘don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady. Please don’t do that bro. Please don’t. I’ll give you my bank card.” 

Burch’s girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, ran for help.

But when Burch tossed his pants to the robbers, and they could not find his wallet, they shot him dead and then scampered away.

Friends of Burch said that he had recently used some of his winnings to buy Christmas presents for people in need.

$188 Million NC Powerball Winner Given Summons For Harassment 

Marie Holmes, the North Carolina mom who won a $188 million Powerball lottery jackpot last year and has spent millions bailing her boyfriend out of jail, now has legal issues of her own.

Holmes, 26, was given a criminal summons this week on charges of making threatening and harassing phone calls to a woman named Lorna Marlowe, according to WECT news.

The phone calls allegedly occurred on Jan. 10, and Marlowe filed a complaint the same day.

According to MyFox8: the summons alleges “Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe and repeatedly called her for the purpose of harassing her.”

After winning the lottery last year, Holmes has become almost a mainstay in the headlines thanks to her efforts to support her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, the father of her youngest child. 


He recently spoke to The Daily Mail about Holmes and why she has no qualms with spending millions to bail him out of jail. McDow is an alleged heroin dealer who has been arrested on charges of illegal drug possession and illegal street racing.

Read more of his interview with The Daily Mail

Holmes, a former McDonald’s employee, is expected to appear in court on Feb. 12. 

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