The Curse Continues; Former Powerball Winner’s Bad Luck Reaches New Depths


I’ve been in the lottery business for more than 10 years and I’ve never seen such a run of bad luck by any big jackpot winner as has been the case with Jack Whitaker, of West Virignia, who won more than $300 million in 2002, on Christmas Day.

For years I’ve tried to sit down and talk with him, to no avail.

Whitaker’s 42-year-old daughter has been found dead in her Raleigh County, West Virginia, home.

Raleigh County Sheriff’s Deputy D.E. Stafford says the body of Ginger Whittaker Bragg was found Sunday afternoon in Daniels.

Stafford said in a statement Monday that no foul play is suspected. He says the body has been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s office.

Whittaker’s 17-year-old granddaughter and Bragg’s daughter, Brandi Bragg, died in 2004.

IN MY BOOK, I write quite a bit about Whitaker. Sadly, in the next edition of the book, this will have to be added to his story.

Jack, God bless you. Let’s sit down for some coffee, OK? Treats on me.


Mega Millions jackpot on July 7 is $133 million.

The Powerball jackpot on July 8 is $30 million.

The Euro Millions jackpot  on July 10 is 38 million euros.

Good luck, players around the world.

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