Rip up the winning ticket? Reasons winning lottery can destroy lives

WPLG -

WPLG—With the Mega Millions jackpot at $ 1 billion going into Friday's drawing, the second-largest in U.S. history, Americans everywhere are dreaming a little. OK, dreaming a lot. But before thinking that winning the lottery would solve all of your problems, think again. There have been numerous stories of how people’s lives actually changed for the WORSE by winning millions.  Yes, I know you are thinking, “Try me,” or that “I’ll just remain anonymous.” In this day and age of social media, good luck...

Man finds winning lottery ticket after nine months. For months on end, a life-changing scrap of paper sat unnoticed on Cornelius Naujoks’s desk. The Canadian man, from the small town of Whitecourt in the province of Alberta, had bought a Lotto Max lottery ticket months earlier but had forgotten to check it properly. There it sat, discarded, for nine long months — until...