Top Gambling Wins: 2011 Holly Lahti Rathdrum, US $380 million
Holly Lahti, a single mother, after winning MegaMillions lottery, reportedly quit her job as a customer service representative at a bank, and then practically went into hiding. But her estranged husband, Josh Lahti, wasn’t shy about sharing his opinion on his wife’s winnings. “That’s awesome! I won’t have to pay child support!” he told the Associated Press when a reporter informed him of his wife’s good fortune.
It turns out Holly had a good reason to hide: reporters did some digging and found out that the couple was never legally divorced, or even separated, giving Josh a potential, if tenuous, legal claim on Holly’s lucky ticket.