Went to Casino Rama recently and was intrigued to watch a man stuffing $100 bills into THREE $100 a pull slot machine. FInally started chatting with him and it turns out that he was the winner of 12 million in one of the big lotteries. He confessed that he had lost close to $100,000 that night. Seems all his winnings ended up in the Casino Rama coffers.
They say that this is not unusual. That most big winners are broke within 5 years? That the pressure from people and charities is huge, that the inability to manage money is simply magnified.
If you won the big one.... would you be able to handle the money, the pressure and ALL of the new friends?