Location: New Jersey
Awarded: $5,4 million
When: 1985, 1986
Adams doubled his winnings from the New Jersey lottery.
Adams actually had a 1 in 17 trillion probability of winning twice in a span of only four months.
She received annuities for her total lottery wins .But she also provided significant sums of money to her family and friends and was a compulsive gambler.
In 2001, Adams was homeless and residing in a trailer.
There are times when winning the lottery isn't all it's cracked up to be.
"I achieved the American dream, but I also lost it. The fall was really difficult. It is known as rock bottom.
“Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I never learned one simple word in the English language: ‘no.’ I wish I had the chance to do it all over again,” she told.