Lotto Winner's Wife Evicted from Home Hmm, there has to be more to this story. Were they having problems prior to his lottery win? Had they already filed for divorce? I know a woman who won millions in the New York State Lottery a couple decades ago she married a few months later. They unfortunately divorced after maybe 10 years of marriage and the judge awarded half her lottery winnings to her husband! Her husband was a philandering cheat.