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What Is It Like to Win the Lottery?

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Winning the Lottery: Pictured, California's
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Winning the Lottery: Pictured, Massachusetts’ jackpot winner, Mavis Wanczyk.

Winning the Lottery: Cautionary stories of Jackpot winners whose lives were forever changed, some for the better and some for the worse. 

Lottery players across the world dream of hitting a multi-million dollar jackpot thinking that their lives will become a fairytale. However, winning the lottery is not always a blessing. Some people just don’t know how to handle a sudden windfall, and they end up losing their families, friends, and eventually, all their money.

Fortunately, there are some winners who used their money to make a positive difference in their lives and their communities.

Read the infographic from Stefan’s List that shows us what past lottery winners have done with their money after they won the jackpot, and decide for yourself whether winning a lottery is a blessing or a curse.

Mavis L. Wanczyk, for example, has beaten impossible odds in 2017, when she won the historic Powerball jackpot, claiming the winning ticket for the breathtaking $758.7 million!

She was the sole winner of the prize, and went home with more than $330 million when everything was said and done. After claiming the winnings, she immediately quit her job at the Mercy Medical Center, where she had worked in patient care for 32 years.

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Pictured California woman, Etta May Urquhart who claimed her son stole her jackpot lottery winnings.

Winning the Lottery ironically turned out to be one family’s most unlucky day: 

Unfortunately, it’s not unheard of that families get torn apart after winning the lottery. In this story, Etta May Urquhart, a woman from California, won $51 million jackpot in 2012.

However, when she asked her son to sign the winning ticket, he took it and went on a spending spree, claiming that he was the one who purchased the ticket with his own money.

As it appears, the son’s deception began at the gas station, where she bought the winning ticket and had her son endorse it.

Apparently, winning the lottery doesn’t necessarily change your life for the better. If you are not careful, your lucky day can turn out into your unlucky day.

Keep reading the infographic below and take a glimpse of how lottery winners spend their money.

Infographic URL: https://stefanslist.com/blog/infographics/lottery-winner-stories/