This weekend’s Powerball jackpot is the third largest in lottery history, but I believe it was the famous philosopher Christopher Wallace that noted that with “Mo Money” — potentially come “Mo Problems.”
Becoming a billionaire overnight would be sweet — but it’s not without it’s problems. A ton of taxes, family squabbles, and a lot of chances to get scammed or lose it all.
Or worse. How about these horror stories?
- A man who won millions — only to file for bankruptcy a month later.
- A $30m winner who was murdered by a friend trying to get closer to the cash.
- A West Virginia winner who not only lost his jackpot, but lost his family to overdoses.
USA Today runs down the horror stories for you here. And good luck —- play responsibly, win responsibly.