Winning lottery jackpot is lucky for some, tragic for others
GRETNA, Neb. (AP) - Dave and Erica Harrig stayed true to their values when they won a lottery jackpot of more than $61 million in 2013.
It’s made all the difference. The couple from Gretna, Nebraska, on the outskirts of Omaha, allowed themselves a new home, some vintage automobiles and a few ocean cruises after they both quit their jobs.
But nine years later they still live much as they always did.
Many other winners haven’t been as lucky, suffering personal setbacks and lawsuits or becoming the victims of scams.
The latest winner of a big jackpot came Friday, when a single ticket sold in Illinois matched the numbers for a $1.337 billion Mega Millions prize.
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