Lottery's biggest winners, losers

Published On: Mar 28 2012 09:23:53 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2014 10:26:29 AM CDT

With news of today's Mega Millions winners, take a look at some previous winners of huge lottery payouts. For some, money does not bring happiness.

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For some, the money brings unwanted tragedy. Andrew Jackson Whittaker Jr., a West Virginia businessman, won $314.9 million in the Powerball in 2002. At the time, it was the largest jackpot ever won by a single winning ticket. But Whittaker was robbed several times, was accused of bouncing checks at casinos and his granddaughter was found dead from a drug overdose.

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