Here’s another example of why it’s imperative to keep your money matters private.
A Georgia man who just so happened to be a recent lottery jackpot winner was murdered in a home invasion robbery early this morning (January 21, 2016).
Burch, 20, a Fitzgerald forklift driver, won nearly half of a million dollars when he matched all five numbers in the November 29, 2015 Fantasy 5 drawing. According to the release, he won a whopping $434,272 from a Quik Pik ticket he purchased in Warner Robins.
“My right eye and hand had jumped for the past two weeks,” Burch stated about his inspiration to purchase the ticket. “I knew that I would come into money.”
Now, after hitting the jackpot of his life, the young man was killed in a home invasion robbery.
According to WALB, Burch’s girlfriend was at home at the time of the incident and she ran for help, but Burch died from gunshot wounds suffered in the attack.
Burch’s friends say he used some of his lottery winnings to buy Christmas presents for those in need. Authorities have not released information about suspects.