SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. – Someone stole a bank bag containing $100,000 from Jack Whittaker (search), winner of the richest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The thief shattered a window to get into Whittaker's locked sport utility vehicle, parked outside his home, Chief Sheriff's Deputy John Dailey said Tuesday.
Whittaker, a 56-year-old contractor, won a $314.9 million Powerball jackpot (search) in December 2002 and collected his winnings in a $113 million lump sum.
The break-in was the second time in less than a year that money was stolen from Whittaker.
In August, a strip club manager and his girlfriend were charged with drugging Whittaker and stealing a briefcase containing more than $500,000 in cash and cashier's checks. The money was recovered.
Two weeks ago, Whittaker was arraigned on charges of threatening to kill the manager of a bar that had reportedly banned him.