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 others, the money slips through their fingers like water. Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey lottery twice -- in 1985 and 1986 -- for a total of $5.4 million. But according to Bankrate.com, she lost it all and now lives in a trailer park. "Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I never learned one simple word in the English language -- 'No,'" she said.

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