"I had to eat my words," Glenda Blackwell said.
While winning the lottery will be a dream come true for many Americans there have been many Americans that have won the lottery only to realize it is one of the worst things that could have ever happened to them. In several cases lottery winners of both large and small proportions have suddenly been attacked by thieves, taunted by bill collectors or most importantly proved to the world that they are bad money managers.
Will the Smith family be blessed or cursed by their "divine intervention?" God only knows.
Both bought tickets at the same time, but one won much more than the other.
Just when you thought it was safe to be a lottery winner comes the buzzkilling news that many winners, even those in the multimillion dollar range, manage to blow through their windfalls and are back to broke in under seven years.
I fell asleep last week knowing I'd won Powerball. To be clear it wasn't "check the winning numbers against mine" confirmation, but rather a deep belief it was "meant to be." After all, my husband and I went to a local gas station because it felt right.
But maybe the most important thing this research has to suggest is just how awful people are at predicting what will make them happy, something psychologists call affective forecasting.
Now I'm obviously not advising you to do any of this if you do happen to win. But it puts the money into a bit of a different perspective, doesn't it?
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Here are the top five jackpots with respect to total payout. The larger number is the amount of the annuity (how much winners would get over many years) while the cash payout represents a smaller lump-sum amount that a winner could choose to receive.
Rigging the lottery to win $14 million? It sounds like the plot of a fictional Ocean's Sixteen. However, it actually did occur, but in Iowa, not Vegas. The criminal never did profit from his crime, and was recently convicted on fraud charges.
June 5 was a big day for me. The Tuttle Tots 3K in Carrollton, Kentucky was the first time I had been in a running race in 26 years, and I came in second in my age division. The day before, I had a medical checkup that confirmed that I had lost over 90 pounds in the past six months.
Dennis Klaus and Maryann Daino both lost their homes in the 2012 storm. They eventually met and fell in love after they both
Amorese, 46, said he immediately sent a picture of the ticket to his dad, who confirmed he'd indeed just won $7 million. He
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One of three Powerball winners to share the $564,000,000 total jackpot, Holmes told outlets she would use the money first
Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.
The lucky brothers, whose winnings come out to about $335,000 each after taxes, have each made plans as to how they'll spend