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$13 million Florida Lotto winner dies a pauper

Apr 25, 2008, 2:37 pm

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After the Big Win

A former Florida Lotto multi-millionaire has died nearly broke.

Alex Toth's attorney says he was ill and still facing federal tax fraud charges when he died at age 60. The county health department says he died April 5 but a cause was not listed.

Alex and Rhoda Toth won a $13 million jackpot in 1990. But the Pasco County couple say most of the money ran out years ago, spent on gambling, gifts and luxuries.

They were charged in 2006 with filing false tax returns. Alex Toth was scheduled to stand trial in June. His wife has already accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors.

The couple split up last year when Alex Toth went to a medical facility to be treated for mental problems that had left him incompetent to stand trial.

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