Originally a wig-shop owner, Lee won $18 million in 1993. Her compassionate side, however, got the better of her. She donated $1 million to Washington University. Around $277,000 went to Democrats, which bought her meals with Al Gore and Bill Clinton. She also suffered from gambling problems, once losing $347,000 in one year. Debt soon followed her bad habits, and she filed for bankruptcy in 2001.