Winning $100,000 Ruined My Life

Just 8 months after my big payout my life is in shambles

E.M. DuBois
3 min readJun 1, 2022

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Photo by Kaysha on Unsplash

During the middle of COVID, I found myself looking for a way out from my 9–5 job. As a teacher, I wasn’t feeling the fulfillment that usually comes with a new school year and I had just decided that I needed a way out, I would not be chained to my job.

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E.M. DuBois

E.M. is a teacher, freelance writer, husband, and father who loves writing creative non-fiction.