The butterfly effect is the idea of changing one thing in the past, and it then completely changing the course of history. Well, Whittaker didn’t have a time machine, but his future was definitely going to change now that he had won so much money. But why would he regret not tearing up his ticket?
Life Was Good
Before Whittaker even won the cash his life was going pretty well. In 2002 he was 55 years old and the president of Diversified Enterprises Construction, a construction company. He was riding high on life, but some extra cash was always going to be welcome, even if he already had everything in life he wanted.