Lottery's biggest winners, losers

Published On: Mar 28 2012 10:57:13 AM EDT

Some of lottery's biggest winners end up with more troubles than they bargain for. Here are a few of them, along with advice on how to thrive if you win.

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For some, the money brings unwanted tragedy. Andrew Jackson Whittaker Jr., a West Virginia businessman, won $314.9 million in the Powerball in 2002. At the time, it was the largest jackpot ever won by a single winning ticket. But Whittaker was robbed several times, was accused of bouncing checks at casinos and his granddaughter was found dead from a drug overdose.

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