Lottery's biggest winners, losers

Published On: Mar 28 2012 10:23:53 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2014 11:26:29 AM EDT

With news of today's Mega Millions winners, take a look at some previous winners of huge lottery payouts. For some, money does not bring happiness.

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Bill Pomeroy, a certified financial planner in Baton Rouge, La., has dealt with a number of lottery winners who went broke. He told Bankrate that many winners make the mistake of thinking they know what they're doing. "They are willing to plunk down large sums on investments they know nothing about or go in with a partner who may not know how to run a business," he said.

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