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The first things 14 lottery winners splashed their cash on

Business Insider Logo By Alison Millington of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 15: 
  It's hard to imagine what you'd buy first if you won the
  lottery.
  
  Winning a giant sum of money can open up a world of
  possibilities, for a new house to a giant charity donation.
  
  For some past lottery winners, it has also meant 
    building a water park, 
    supporting the legalization of marijuana, or even 
    gambling it all away.
  Here are the first things 14 lottery winners splashed their
  cash when they found out they were rich.
  
  
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  What would you do if you won the lottery?

  It's a hypothetical question asked by anyone who has ever dreamed
  of winning a massive fortune.

  Hitting the jackpot can open a world of possibilities for lottery
  winners, who may finally be able to buy a new house, find a new
  job they are passionate about, or create an organization focused
  on a cause they care for.

  However, landing the jackpot can also take a turn for the worst.
  In fact, many lottery winners end up
  blowing it all.

  Here are the first things 14 different lottery winners splashed
  their cash on.

  Kathleen Elkins and Matthew Michaels contributed to previous
  versions of this story.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

It's a hypothetical question asked by anyone who has ever dreamed of winning a massive fortune.

Hitting the jackpot can open a world of possibilities for lottery winners, who may finally be able to buy a new house, find a new job they are passionate about, or create an organization focused on a cause they care for.

However, landing the jackpot can also take a turn for the worst. In fact, many lottery winners end up blowing it all.

Here are the first things 14 different lottery winners splashed their cash on.

Kathleen Elkins and Matthew Michaels contributed to previous versions of this story.

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