RICH IS... Being Able To Deliberately Drive Your $2M Bugatti Car Into A Lake


As a lottery winner, the world is at your feet. Or in this case - water is at your feet.

This poster has been doing the rounds of social media for a few years now. It shows a 2006 Bugatti Veyron - one of the world's most expensive, rarest and unique supercars - crashed and partly submerged in a Texas lake.

But there's a few things not quite right about this photo caption. And in a surprising twist, this week the owner is being charged for the disaster. And he's not a lottery winner either.

Only 300 of the Bugatti Veyrons were ever made, and at 253mph top speed it is one of the world's fastest cars. Photo: Rainer Schlegelmilch/Getty Images

First of all, the person in the photo is not the owner. Gilbert Harrison in the photo is one of the tow truck team which pulled the car from the water.

And three years after the accident in November 2009 it was revealed that the owner, Andy Lee House, deliberately drove it into a lagoon to collect the insurance money.

In December 2015 he was charged and sentenced to 1 year and 1 day in prison.

The video which caught the accident was put up on YouTube, and has been viewed 8.5 million times.