A Man Used His $3 Million in Lottery Winnings to Start a Meth Ring
This one's a bit of a head-scratcher...
A southern Georgia man who won $3 million playing the lottery was arrested for dealing crystal meth, according to federal authorities.
Ronnie Music Jr., 45, apparently used the huge 2015 windfall for the worst investment ever: a methamphetamine ring.
He was busted in a sting with $1 million worth of drugs, guns and stacks of cash and now faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison.
U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver called Music's decision an "unsound investment strategy" after the man pleaded guilty this week to federal drug trafficking and firearm charges.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
Music, a resident of Waycross, won the $3 million top prize after buying a scratch-off ticket at a local deli.
"I buy tickets every once in awhile," he said at the time. "I couldn’t believe it, and I still don’t believe it yet."
The report said that Music - a maintenance supervisor at the time - and his wife, Mary, would save a "portion" of their winnings.