Meghan Markle's Father Won the Lottery 28 Years Ago... Here's What He Did With the Money


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is nearly a month away, and fans are holding on to just about every piece of information they can get about the couple.

One of the things fans are dying to know is just who — most importantly, who from Markle’s family — is invited to the special day.

In the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling since the announcement that the golden invitations have been sent out.

It was revealed that Markle’s half-sister Samantha Grant, her nephew Tyler Dooley, and his mother Tracy were not invited to the wedding, but will nevertheless be going to London as “TV wedding correspondents.”

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But thus far, there has been no word as to whether or not Markle’s father, Tom Markle, will be walking his daughter down the aisle.

And while the world waits for the verdict, fans across the globe have been hoping to learn more about the future royal’s family.

One of our most shocking finds is her father’s $750,000 lottery win in 1990.

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Markle’s half-brother Tom, 51, explained that their dad lost most of his winnings to a friend who scammed him into investing in a failing jewelry business.

But not all the money was lost. With the rest, his dad decided to give him money to open a flower shop and bought his daughter Yvonne a car.

As for Meghan, he paid for her $16,000-a-year Catholic school tuition and for her to study drama at Northwestern University.

“That money allowed Meg to go to the best schools and get the best training,” Tom Jr. said. “Meg is someone who has always had laser focus. She knows what she wants and she doesn’t stop until she gets it.”

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“If Meg marries Harry she’ll have won the lottery of life but dad winning the lottery helped us all,” he added.

“She was always the family’s princess but now she’s going to be a real princess and I couldn’t be more proud.”

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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