Lotto Winners Across California
Plenty of people are dreaming about what they'd do if you won the Mega Millions jackpot. But with the size of the prize, the winner would need some serious expert help, a local financial expert said.
So you defied the odds and won the $640 million jackpot. Congratulations, what should you do next? If these previous lottery winners are any indication, you should probably be very, very careful. Winning the lottery can end in
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A winning ticket isn't always a pot of gold. The sudden influx of cash has wreaked havoc on past lottery winners, from facing divorce to ending up broke, or even dead, in a matter of years.
We already sold a First Division ticket this year and an Instant Kiwi win of $10000. I hope it was someone local but we tend to get a lot of people passing through. We are only a small town of 1200 but we have high Lotto sales," he said.