The Lottery’s Biggest Winning Losers

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Americans seem to naturally live in debt, but every once in a while, someone gets lucky and hits the jackpot. While winning the lottery sounds like the answer to every problem you’ve ever had, it can really have a profoundly awful effect on your life.

Forty-four percent of lotto winners spend their entire winnings within five years. Many winners end up eventually filing for bankruptcy or divorce.

In this infographic, takes a look at some famous and infamous lotto winners as well as a global take on hitting the jackpot.

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Originally posted 2015-01-27 05:49:24.

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