John Bergman, CNN
"Wild" Willie Seeley won hearts across America when he and his co-workers won big in last month's $450 million Powerball jackpot.
Each member of the group - affectionately dubbed the "Ocean's 16"- took home almost $4 million each.
"We're very happy happy happy as some of my friends would say," Seeley said.
But now - just weeks later - Willie says, he's miserable! Telling NBC News it's non-stop drama - his wife even calling the Powerball win a curse.
"There are days I wish we were back to just getting paid every two weeks. You have to change your whole way of life, but we didn't want to change the way we lived. We liked the way we lived," Seeley said.
Seely says he's being overwhelmed with calls ranging from long lost relatives to TV executives asking him to star in reality shows.
This lottery curse is not so unusual, sometimes turning winners into losers.
Jack Whittaker won $314 million in 2002. Two years later, his family life was in shambles, and he was arrested twice for drunken driving.
Abraham Shakespeare of Florida was murdered after winning $31 million.
"When you win $100 million all of the sudden, you're $100 million richer than anyone you know," Victor Matheson, an economics professor at College of the Holy Cross, said. "It makes it hard to keep those old family and friends connections."
Seeley has this advice for the mystery winner of the recent $400 million Powerball.
"Just disappear ... get lost while you still can," he said.