Lottery's biggest winners, losers

Published On: Mar 28 2012 07:23:53 AM PDT   Updated On: May 04 2016 09:08:54 AM PDT

While being made an instant millionaire was a dream come true for some, for other winners of huge lottery payouts, money truly did not buy happiness.

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The winners of the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, January 2016's $1.586 billion Powerball, included two married couples, David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith of Florida and John and Lisa Robinson of Tennessee. Both took their winnings in one lump sum payment of $328 million before taxes. There was also a winner in California, but that ticket holder has not yet been identified.


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