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Lottery winners who lost millions

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 24: Most people dream about winning the Mega Millions or Powerball β€” but they should be careful what they wish for. It’s not uncommon for lottery winners to wind up with nothing but wrecked friendships, destroyed marriages, poverty and worse.
Winning the lottery seems like a dream come true until the money brings greedy and resentful friends and relatives, con artists and charity cases out of the woodwork. Reckless spending, giving, partying and gambling leave many lottery winners penniless. Read on to see the hardest-luck cases of lottery loss.

Winning the lottery isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Most people dream about winning the Mega Millions or Powerball — but they should be careful what they wish for. It’s not uncommon for lottery winners to wind up with nothing but wrecked friendships, destroyed marriages, poverty and worse.

Winning the lottery seems like a dream come true until the money brings greedy and resentful friends and relatives, con artists and charity cases out of the woodwork. Reckless spending, giving, partying and gambling leave many lottery winners penniless.

Click ahead to see the hardest-luck cases of lottery loss.

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