Lottery winner wins another lottery death

Lottery Winner Wins Fatal Home Invasion — If You Win The Lottery, Don’t Talk About It


FITZGERALD, GA — The sweeping glory of fortune was quickly squelched out for one lottery winner after he was summarily invaded and shot to death in his own home.  The (un)lucky gentleman was a forklift operate who, according to WALB 10, won an estimated half a million dollars (before taxes) back in November.  His mug was put up all over the news as, obviously, there’s quite a bit of excitement surrounding someone who wins the lottery.  The 20-year-old homeowner was invaded in late January where he was shot to death, pleading for his life.  Obviously, someone recognized his face from the news.  Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said that three armed robbers entered the house via shotgun blast to the front door.

via WALB 10

“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. He said I’ll give you my bank card,” Hendricks recalled.

The victim threw his pants to the robbers, who allegedly went through his pants but couldn’t locate his wallet.  Apparently, their patience wore thin and before departing, they fatally shot him.  His girlfriend ran for help.


Keep in mind, this occurred nearly two months after the guy won the lottery.  Nobody knew who did it but it’s pretty blatantly clear that someone connected with this story knew this guy won the lottery.  Whether that person was there for the commission of the crime or not doesn’t matter.  People get stupid when a lot of money is up for grabs.  These guys were also idiots because even if they had gotten a bank card, there’s absolutely no way they could have gotten out even a fraction of the money before a BIG paper trail was formed.  At present, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation doesn’t seem to have very many promising leads.

If you’re a concealed carrier and your luck goes right for a change, keep that quiet.  While everyone may pretend to be so happy for you, you never know who amongst them is actually plotting on how they plan to get a piece of it.

Also, whether you won the lottery or not, if you’re home on the couch — keep your gun on you.  Blowing open the entrance with a shotgun blast is pretty impressive.  But if you turn that doorway into a kill zone with some well placed shots, you’ll be surprised how quickly the will of hoods will break.  And if it doesn’t, well, at least they’ll have to work a lot harder for their meal.

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James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry…

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  • kratos13

    sad story, but my spidey sense tells me that by him saying “don’t do it in front of my kids”…..HE KNEW (even though they were masked) who it was, why they were there and that they were going to kill him. i’m willing to bet that the ensuing police investigation will discover that he owed somebody some $$$.

    • ecosse

      well, the plea to “not do it” in front of his kids might have stemmed from them brandishing shotguns that were in all likelihood pointed in his direction. one may assume there were verbal threats during the assault as well.

  • ReallyOldOne

    For the record, only six states allow one to collect lottery winnings anonymously, and GA is not one of them. The lottery regs actually require you to be id’d, although some states are rethinking that.

  • Squabbles

    That’s terrific!

  • Mike Vee

    Most states require that a lottery winner be named. So, get the states to change the stupid law and things like this will happen less often.

  • Mark Lee

    I’m pretty sure that any intelligent person who frequents this website already knows these tidbits of advice – you’re preaching to the choir of prepared citizens who know these things about our society.