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12 Unforeseen Downsides to Winning $656 Million in the Lottery

Getting to take home a giant check worth millions in lottery winnings might sound like a dream come true, but it can also be a nightmare. Now someone out there has won at least a share of $656 million and we don’t know who will get the dough. Perhaps there’s a good reason for that.

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$105 Million is All Mine: Mega Millions Winner Refuses to Share the Jackpot With Lottery Pool Coworkers

And here we go. Less than four days after the record Mega Millions drawing, we’re already heading toward our first lawsuit.

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What Important Steps Should You Take After You Win the Lottery? — Dollars and Sense

Odds are you don’t possess one of the three winning tickets in the $656 million Mega Millions lottery, whose numbers were drawn on Friday.

But if you are, or if you have the good fortune to come into a fortune by hitting a jackpot in the future, there are some things you need to know.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $640
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Three Winners So Far For Friday’s $640 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Three lucky ticket holders in Maryland, Kansas, and Illinois will be sharing Friday’s $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, believed to be the largest lottery jackpot in history.

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Did Someone Really Give Away a $260,000 Lottery Ticket?

A California woman who won $1 million in a lottery earlier this year is claiming she also won $260,000 last week — but the ticket was stolen.

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How Can You Win the Lottery? Here Are Some Tips — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

The jackpot for the multi-state Mega Millions lottery now stands at $363 million, causing even those who don’t normally play to throw their hopeful hats into the ring for Tuesday night’s drawing.

Are there things you can do to boost your chances of winning?

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What the…?! Michigan Lottery Winner Remained on Food Stamps [VIDEO]

One would think that winning $1 million in a state lottery would automatically disqualify the recipient from getting food stamps. But one would be wrong.

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Teenager Finds Winning Lottery Ticket After Mom Makes Him Clean Room

Ryan Kitching’s mom had been nagging him to clean his room, as moms tend to do. When the 19-year-old from Midlothian, Scotland finally relented and attacked the mess, he found 12 old lottery tickets.

Figuring they must all be losers, he thought about throwing the tickets out with the rest of the junk. But then he had a “strange feeling” that he should check the numbers, and when he did, he was nearly $85,000 richer.

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