Secrets of their success
On the whole, lottery winners tend to keep a fairly low profile when it comes to discussing their newfound wealth. We asked past winners to weigh in on losing friends, becoming spectacles, and increasing the odds of striking it rich.
Easy come, easy go
Whether they win $500 million or $1 million, about 70 percent of lotto winners lose or spend all the money in five years or less. In a spot of financial strife? Head here to find out how to get out of debt.
Take a second chance
If available, always play the second-chance drawings. Some games require you to mail in your losing ticket. Others tell you to go online and register the ticket’s serial number. People either don’t know about the drawings or don’t take the time to enter, so your odds of winning are always better. Head here to find out how to win almost anything.