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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Bankrate said such sad tales are all too common with lottery winners. "For many people, sudden money can cause disaster," said Susan Bradley, a certified financial planner in Palm Beach, Fla., and founder of the Sudden Money Institute, a resource center for new-money recipients and their advisers. "Money can cause as many problems as it solves."

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