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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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 (seen here with him in December 2002) was found dead from a drug overdose.


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