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

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Lottery players everywhere dream of striking a multi-million-dollar jackpot with a winning ticket.
    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 suggests that lottery winners are more satisfied with life than those who lost the lottery and that this happiness is lasting, Business Insider reports .
    But winning a lottery jackpot can also have some unwanted side...
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  • The Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now $970 Million. Here's What That Could Buy

    The Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now $970 Million. Here's What That Could Buy

    24 days ago - By Fortune

    You know the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are insanely low. You know that even if you did win, you'd make some impulsive purchases, but wouldn't go on an insane spending spree. But it sure can be fun to dream sometimes.
    The jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing, set to take place Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 p.m., is currently estimated at $970 million. It may well go up as frenzied dreamers rush to buy tickets. And if you hold the winning Mega Millions ticket when all is said and done, you can buy pretty much whatever you want. But where do you start?
    Generous souls will give some...
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