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Lottery's biggest winners, losers

POSTED: 07:23 AM PDT Mar 28, 2012    UPDATED: 08:26 AM PDT Mar 19, 2014 

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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Bradley told Bankrate that she recommends lottery winners set up a "DFZ," or a "decision-free zone." "Take time out from making any financial decisions," she said. "Do this right away. For some people, it's smart to do it before you even get your hands on the money." Pictured is retired house cleaner Geraldine Williams, of Lowell, Mass., who won $294 million in 2004.

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