2010 Lottery Winner Found Dead in Tittabawassee River
Over the weekend there was news circulating that a man's body had been found in the Tittabawassee River. We now know who that man was.
69-year-old Leroy N. Fick was found dead over the weekend but the cause of the death is still unknown at this time. Police have however said that his death doesn't look to be suspicious even though they're asking the public to come forward if they have information on his death. Yeah, that part is a little confusing.
This is where it gets interesting. According to MLive, Fick made headlines after he won nearly $2 million in Michigan’s “Make Me Rich!” lottery in June 2010. He took the lump sum which was just shy of $1 million. Then he was featured on the TLC show called 'Lottery Changed My Life.'
I imagine this guy was on top of the world, hell, who wouldn't be. It doesn't sound like he was really good with his money though as he rebuilt his home, bought a Camaro and bought a lot of fireworks.
After a couple of years (2012), he spent most of his money and was living on a fixed income. Then he spent a month in a half in jail on drug charges and things just continued to spiral out of control. That same year he was sentenced to 13-60 months in prison for larceny of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
They say money can't buy you happiness and this guy is 100% proof of that statement.