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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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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