Vivian Nicholson was able to live out her dreams, but did so with such gusto that it contributed to her ultimate fallout.
In 1961, her husband Keith Nicholson won £152,300 in Britain’s football pools. Obviously, this was no small win at that time. Beside herself with excitement, Vivian told the media that she was ready to “spend, spend, spend.” Oh boy, did she.
Vivian and Keith went all in on fast and shiny sports cars, a new home, and a completely inflated lifestyle. After Keith’s death in 1965, Vivian was blindsided by a massive tax bill, and quickly declared bankruptcy. It was during this time that Vivian’s battle with depression and alcohol abuse worsened, leading up to her death in 2011.
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