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Disappointing stories reveal what it's really like to win the lottery

Business Insider Logo By Katie Canales of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 55: 
  
    Lottery
    players everywhere dream of snagging the winning lottery
    ticket for a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
  
  The current Powerball
  jackpot, for example, 
    sits at a whopping $625 million.
  But there's a dark side to coming into a windfall of sudden
  wealth if you're not careful.
  
  Here's what it's really like to win the lottery.
  

  Becoming substantially wealthier thanks to a tiny piece of paper
  would make your life so much better, right?

  In fact, recent research has suggested that lottery winners are
  more satisfied with life than those who lost the lottery and that
  this happiness is lasting, 
  Business Insider previously reported.

  But winning a lottery
  jackpot can also have some unwanted side effects.

  Here's what it's really like to win the lottery.

Becoming substantially wealthier thanks to a tiny piece of paper would make your life so much better, right?

In fact, recent research has suggested that lottery winners are more satisfied with life than those who lost the lottery and that this happiness is lasting, Business Insider previously reported.

But winning a lottery jackpot can also have some unwanted side effects.

Here's what it's really like to win the lottery.
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