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 others, the money slips through their fingers like water. Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey lottery twice -- in 1985 and 1986 -- for a total of $5.4 million. But according to, she lost it all and now lives in a trailer park. "Everybody wanted my money. Everybody had their hand out. I never learned one simple word in the English language -- 'No,'" she said.


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