Lottery's biggest winners, losers

POSTED: 07:23 AM PDT Mar 28, 2012    UPDATED: 09:08 AM PDT May 04, 2016 

While being made an instant millionaire was a dream come true for some, for other winners of huge lottery payouts, money truly did not buy happiness.

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Bankrate said such sad tales are all too common with lottery winners. "For many people, sudden money can cause disaster," said Susan Bradley, a certified financial planner in Palm Beach, Fla., and founder of the Sudden Money Institute, a resource center for new-money recipients and their advisers. "Money can cause as many problems as it solves."

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