This is BX @ Boxden.com


Nov 26 - Nov 26 - Powerball winner found dead in home


 Nov 26 - Nov 26 - Powerball winner found dead in home
topic by worx - 11-26-2005, 07:48 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


NEWPORT, Kentucky (AP) -- A woman who won a $65.4 million Powerball jackpot with her husband five years ago was found dead at her home overlooking the Ohio River, where she had apparently been for days before anyone found her, police said.

Virginia Metcalf Merida's son discovered her body Wednesday. Police were awaiting autopsy and toxicology results before announcing a cause of de@th.

When the woman and her husband, Mack Wayne Metcalf, won the jackpot, they told lottery officials they were going their separate ways to fulfill their dreams. Merida planned to quit her job making corrugated boxes and buy a home. Metcalf, a forklift operator, wanted to start fresh in Australia. He never did.

Metcalf died in 2003 at age 45 while living in a replica of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate built in Corbin, Kentucky. His de@th followed multiple run-ins with the law, including a child-support dispute from a previous marriage and a drunken-driving charge filed before he hit the jackpot.

Neighbors said Merida stayed out of public view until last December when a body was found in her 5,000-square-foot, custom-built geodesic dome house. Campbell County Deputy Coroner Al Garnick confirmed that the man died of a drug overdose. Official records of the case were unavailable because of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Merida used part of her winnings to buy a second home, but when she tried to evict the resident, the renter sued. A hearing was scheduled for Wednesday.

Carol Terrell Lawson, who is still renting the home, said that she never met Merida in person and only learned of the de@th after reporters began calling her.



http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/11/26/pow...cnn_topstories


Latest News Hot Topics    share this topic    Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook

4 comments for "Nov 26 - Nov 26 - Powerball winner found dead in home"


 11-26-2005, 07:55 PMaway - #2
SumSkunkyShit 

  d 
space
$2,906 | 2923699
probably that crank.
 11-26-2005, 07:58 PMonline - #3
Jazzy Soul 24 heat pts24

  d 
space
$11,312 | POWERFUL
see the type of stupid motherfu#kers that get to win the lottery.
 11-26-2005, 08:13 PMaway - #4
dagreatss 

  d 
space
$4,305 | 63220
i gave up on dat lottery sh#t

i wasnt doin sh#t but wastin money

but anyway

rip







































hope she had a will
 11-26-2005, 08:51 PM - #5
RAWN O'NEAL 

  d 
space
$n/a |
oh well.

money aint life. per say
 
 


Go Back   Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines
    
         

 



Latest hot topics on fire the past 48 hrs
Image inside  kevin hart won!
101 comments
EA Announces Subscription Service on Xbox One: EA Access
92 comments
NFL DeSean Jackson Says Redskins Fans Are More Supportive Th..
78 comments
 Image(s) inside Lucy: Why I'm Tired Of Seeing People On The Big S...
New reply 33 seconds ago - 99 comments - by illmatic826
 Video inside Chris Brown Mocks Kevin Gates For Eating B0oty
New reply 6 minutes ago - 90 comments - by GLOCKN SKIMASK
  Jul 28 - Orthodox Jews With Herpes Need To Stop Applyi...
New reply 2 minutes ago - 90 comments - by RAZAH CUTS
  How Ronnie (bel Biv Devoe) Get Away With This Pedo Lyr...
New reply 7 minutes ago - 76 comments - by ItsAlwaysMe
 BOX Nelly On Floyd Mayweather: "it's Kind Of Hard Tal...
New reply 4 minutes ago - 88 comments - by ZeusSlaps
 OT Stephen A. Smith Suspended One Week By Espn
New reply 7 minutes ago - 166 comments - by maxnn
 Video inside Throwback: Bsm Frenchie Unites Crips & Bloods In Nyc
New reply 5 minutes ago - 70 comments - by OG T Gutta N
 Video inside I Wonder If Birdman Be Laughing When He Hear This Sh-t...
New reply 9 minutes ago - 66 comments - by CTre

Like BX on Facebook Follow BX on Twitter
5,758 fans of BX and 1 new today 4,750 following | none new today

hot topic blog       hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

 Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.