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Laid-off Powerball winner from 2001 dies at 58 in Kentucky
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, December 2, 2013 4:00 PM EST
A 58-year-old Kentucky man who won part of a $280 million lottery jackpot 12 years ago after being laid off from his job has died.
Caniff Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements, said it did not have a cause of death.
Edwards, an ex-convict, won a one-fourth share of a $280 million Powerball jackpot in August 2001. At the time, it was the third largest lottery pot in U.S. history. He received a lump-sum of $27 million after taxes.
Edwards was convicted of robbery in 1981 and served out his sentence in 1997. Several years after winning the lottery, he was evicted from his million-dollar home in Florida after failing to pay back dues to the homeowners association.
Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com