by Moody Adams

Keith Gough of Bridgnorth, England immediately quit his job in a bakery as soon as he won the lottery.

He bought a top BMW, racehorses and an executive box at Aston Villa Football Club. When his wife left him after 27 years of marriage, he rented a $1.5 million home, hired a chauffeur and a gardener. He blew a fortune on gambling and lost over a million to a con artist.

Despite the wealth he became so bored, he started drinking heavily. Treatment centers failed to help him. He lost all his friends—trusted no one.

Gough said in an interview last year that his life had been 'ruined' by his lottery win. He said: 'Without routine in my life I started to spend, spend, spend. In the end I was just bored.”

In the end the drinking led to a fatal heart attack.

He came into his huge wealth in 2005. When he died five years later he was thought to be penniless, but they later found there was about a million left for his two children.

Riches are deceitful, Matthew 13:22 warns us of the “deceitfulness of riches.”

Men dream riches would solve all their problems and make them extremely happy. They ignore what the Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:9, “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.”

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