The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 8 Black Lottery Winners Who Hit Big

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THE UGLY


Jeffrey Dampier and his then-wife won the Illinois State Lottery in 1996, taking home $20 million. According to reports, he was a generous man and shared his wealth with his extended family by buying them houses and involving them in his new business. His generosity was not enough for some it seemed. In 2005, he was kidnapped and killed by his sister-in-law Victoria Jackson and her boyfriend Nathaniel Jackson (no relation).

THE UGLY

Jeffrey Dampier and his then-wife won the Illinois State Lottery in 1996, taking home…