Kansas Lottery Winners Accidentally Blow Up House While Celebrating With Meth

Posted 2 years ago

By Associated Press

fireAuthorities say two brothers accidentally blew up their house after celebrating a $75,000 winning lottery ticket by purchasing marijuana and meth.

Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts says one of the brothers was taken to a hospital and the other to jail after Friday’s explosion. The Wichita Eagle reports that the injured 27-year-old brother is in serious but stable condition with second-degree burns on his hands, arms and chest.

Watts says the explosion happened after one of the brothers went to the kitchen to refuel the butane torches they planned to use to light their bongs. The brother emptied a couple large cans of butane lighter fluid, leaking butane into the air.

Eventually, butane vapor reached the pilot light in the furnace, causing the blast.

 



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  • Just me

    Lmfao!

    • Oh Meth me

      you can’t help but laugh at that story.

      • against gossiping idiots

        You people are sickening. You live your daily lives to degrade other people…
        Im sure a lawsuit is coming against the press and any other party who would like to comment negatively before checking the sources of the story. I happen to know a relative of those boys and know for a FACT that….the house did not blow up, it is all electric with no pilot light, the only thing that got damages was his burnt tshirt and their ears from the loud bang, they have not even gotten their money from kansas lottery yet, THEY did not tell hospital authorities, police, or anyone that they went and bought drugs to celebrate their winnings and if you have any soul at all, YOU will apologize for your nasty comments.
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        • adam

          seriously?

          jesus you suck so bad. have you never been to the internet before?

          • jake

            Some people like to go on the internet to feel superior to others. Others like to find funny stories and have a good time.

            “against gossiping idiots” is one of the former.

            You notice how he didn’t try an discount they bought the meth and pot in question? Instead, he decided to focus on the fact they didn’t blow up the whole house, just one of the rooms, and badly enough that they needed to go to the hospital.

            Story confirmed by friend of relative. Dumbasses blew up one of the rooms badly enough to require the fire department, police, and hospitalization.

          • against gossiping idiots

            So Adam, what’s your point???? Are you saying that the purpose of being on the internet is to laugh at other peoples misfortunes? OR am I missing your point?

          • against gossiping idiots

            And what a great person you are jake….you like to find funny stories about others misfortunes and have a good time? Maybe I have a soul, which you obviously don’t have!!!!!

        • Steve

          Well I happen to know a relative of the sister in law of the guy who lives two blocks east of the woman that lives two doors west of the of the neighbor of the guy that lives down the street! So there!!!!

  • ????

    Poetic Justice…..

  • John

    That $75,000 will be gone covering the medical bill (less the expense for what I’m sure was prime weed and meth). Morons.

    • Face in the Crowd

      I hope they were renting the house.. The landlord will sue them.. For at least $75,000. When all the celebrating ends and the smoke clears, those 2 brothers will owe more than they won from that ticket.. Proof crime doesn’t pay.

      • Anonymous

        The landlord will get insurance money.

      • Granny

        Sad thing is, depending on the insurance company, most of them are now putting in these policies on rental properties that damage caused from illegal activity is not covered. And, by the time the landlord sues them, it gets to court and he is awarded a judgement, these fools will have already burned through that money!!! If the insurance does pay, the company will go after them. I hope the owner will be covered, of course I guess we don’t know if one of these idiots actually OWNED this house, I doubt it, but… I hope they did own this house, I’m pretty sure the company will not cover this. THAT would be some nice justice, no insurance money and they would still owe the bank!!

    • System

      Didn’t you hear? Obamacare will take care of them.

  • okiedokie

    Kansas hits the national spotlight yet again…

    • Vet

      There are morons in every state…your statement proves this. What is with the “yet again”?

  • Frank Martin

    Haaaaaaahahaha!!!!

  • thesauce

    I guess you coul say they were “blown away” with excitement

    • Manny

      He’s here all week ladies and gentlemen. Hahah.

  • Jagger

    Easy come easy go, always and every time.

  • Hey Ya

    FAIL.

    • rigght!!

      EPIC FAIL

  • wtffml

    Party foul!

  • Anon

    ‘merica!!!!!

    5/2 this gets blamed on Obama somehow…

    • Paul Smenis

      Im in on this bet….those are decent odds!

      • B’ma

        That Bayrack O-bam-uh, I tell you what

  • http://yahoo unknown

    Now that is some stupid s*** LMFAO

  • 67601

    Bwahahahaha

  • http://ksal Pi-Wacket

    Can’t wait to see this one on “How the Lottery Changed my life”!

    • Granny

      LOL, that will make for an interesting episode!! :)

  • Doofus

    Why is Srsly not commenting on this story???? (I hear crickets)

    • Amom

      Looking up reasons “What weed smokers mess up when their high” and why they do stupid sh!t…

      • ಠ_ಠ

        You spelled “meth heads” wrong.

  • Grimace

    Too bad they weren’t killed in the blast! Just saying now that would be justice! Hopefully the lottery ticket got burned up in the fire! That would be icing on the “justice cake”!

    • NB

      this is very disturbing… you feel as if they should have died? they didnt even do anything violent. this crime is just like if a drunk person accidentally left a propane burner on after cooking food, and lit a cigarette and then blew the house up… should they die too? or is it different, because they werent using illegal substances?

      if you honestly feel that way, your sick mind is the product of this twisted corrupted society and the vicious media which distorts everything to manipulate the thought process of the population. i pity you and hope you will understand the true definition of crime and justice, and not correlate it with your own perspectives on moral beliefs that have been portrayed on you by the mainstream media and politicians.

  • mymethmouthmademymommad

    Winning!

  • Amom

    And they all say drunks cause all the problems…. Looks like weed and meth took this one by storm… So we should legalize weed why?

    • Anonymous

      Weed didn’t cause the explosion.. The meth cooking did.

      • Lord Valencia

        they weren’t cooking meth, buddy

    • Steve

      Why was weed made illegal in the first place?

      • Anonymous

        A combination of things, the real reason: money. Hearst made millions when newspapers went to “yellow” paper after marijuana was made illegal. I believe the Rockefellars gained monetary value also. It’s who you know in the Congressional business. Look it up. Too much history to put on the Post.

        • Steve

          I know all that, Anonymous, but thanks for posting. I was really hoping that Amom could enlighten all of us, since Amom is wondering why it should be legalized.

          Consider this, after thousands of years of use, by many different cultures, suddenly a group of business men who all had something to gain from a ban, decided to urge congress to ban a simple plant.

  • cmt

    LMFAO Hilarious sh@t! Are u sure ths wasn’t some of salinas idiots?

  • smarter than u

    Hands down funniest thing ive heard of this year! Way 2 go tweekers!

  • My 2 Cents

    Dumb and Dumber

  • family man

    you could be a head-neck….

  • reason

    And thats how Kansas makes the news this month!

    • Apache1109

      Is it any wonder we are the “laughing stock” of the USA?

  • Ice Road Trucker

    Where are the usual “This is why we need to make weed legal” folks?

    • Amom

      Since weed was involved…. they aren’t going to say a word. Even if they do, they will twist everything around and say the brothers had weed, but weren’t smoking it at the time. They were high on meth, and that’s why this boom happened. Remember, WEED don’t cause people to do stupid stuff… Alcohol, and meth does….

      • Steve

        Lots of people do stupid stuff just because they are not the brightest bulb in the pack. Weed, meth, alcohol, or anything else does not have to be involved.

        I can guarantee more stupid stuff, that has an impact on someone else, has been done while under the influence of alcohol than has been done while under the influence of THC.

    • ok…

      we are still awaiting you replies on the last story.

  • KANSAS KATE

    Almost got themselves a Darwin Award….

    • Just Thinking

      They should at least get an “Honorable mention” for their creativity!

  • Neosysus

    There has got to be more to the story. A good story none the less.

  • http://john.doe@gmail.com Al#13

    I’ll stick up for the “weed “smokers!!
    It WwAS for the meth pipes they had the butane for, not the weed! You don’t need a torch to light a bong! If the meth wasn’t there, there wouldn’t be torches there.
    So go back and drink your alcohol and take your legal drugs your doctor gives you for your phoney ailments.LEGALIZE THE WEED!!

    • scratchin head

      lol, lol, lol nice try though.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, go get your pills from the doc. No one abuses those!! NEVER!!

  • Granny

    Now that is what you call justice!!! Usually I wouldn’t think anyone getting hurt would be funny, but, in this case, I think this is hilarious!!! Guess now they can spend the rest of their lottery winnings on bail/lawyers/fines/medical bills etc…. LOL :)

    • Vet

      …and they were probably going to stimulate they economy and invest in neck tats!

  • AnOnYmOuSe

    had to laugh at this one…

  • Bounty Hunter

    This is your brain… This is your brain on drugs… Now, put it back where it belongs… NO, it is NOT a suppository!

  • Halrarious

    Talk about one epic failure to a celebration… Kids this is why mommy and daddy say don’t do drugs lol

    • NB

      could have just as easily happened with alcohol.
      leave a burner on after cooking food, light a cigarette an hour later. BOOM

      GG

  • Steve

    I think the government should ban refillable butane torches. Why would anyone need a refillable butane torch? A disposable Bic or even the old reliable Zippo that uses plain old lighter fluid will do the same job.

    • SMH

      OMG!! It’s an assault lighter!

      • Steve

        YES! An assault lighter! We can’t have evil assault lighters going around blowing up houses! Children could be hurt! Just imagine what could happen if one of those assault lighters made their way into a school or a theater.

  • http://salinapost Iseenit

    You just can fix stupid no matter how much money you win.

  • Apache1109

    Is it any wonder we are the “laughing stock” of the USA?

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  • Anonymous

    Here’s your sign!

  • MEK

    Love it!! What a hoot!

  • mother russia

    in soviet wichita meth smokes you

  • wheresurmorals

    Get a Fing life all of you losers!!

  • HAYMOND

    PARDON MY FRENCH BUT, ” DUMB ASSES”

  • @markdpotter

    Dear Kansas, A double-wide-trailer is not a house….