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One man, not pictured, directed $1 million of his winnings toward 420 Day, an annual event supporting marijuana legalization.

The first thing 14 lottery winners have bought after finding out they were rich

Winning the lottery may be a dream come true, but what that actually looks like is different for everyone.
Manuel Franco, of West Allis, Wisconsin.

A 24-year-old from Wisconsin is the sole winner of a $768 Powerball jackpot prize

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, Wisconsin, bought the ticket on March 27 at a Speedway in New Berlin, a suburb southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets.

The $768.4 million Powerball jackpot has a single winner, who bought the ticket in Wisconsin

It's the third-largest win in US history — after the $1.6 billion won in January 2016 and the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot won last October.
A customer holds 2016 Powerball tickets.

Here’s why people believe they’ll win the $750 million Powerball jackpot — even when the odds are 1 in 292 million

The $750 million Powerball jackpot is still up for grabs, and Americans are convinced they have a chance at winning.

The Powerball jackpot is $625 million. We did the math to see if you should buy a ticket

The low probability of winning and the risk of splitting the prize in a big, highly covered game mean you'd probably lose money.

As the Powerball jackpot tips over $600 million, let’s remember the time Fox News gave the worst lottery advice ever

According to Media Matters, Fox News suggested that one should buy as many lottery tickets as one can afford. This is probably a bad idea.
There's a science behind hacking the lottery.

How to win the lottery, according to a Romanian-born mathematician who hacked the system, won 14 times, and retired on a remote tropical island

You might want to know how to win the lottery — especially as the Powerball jackpot reaches $625 million. Here's how one mathematician hacked the system.

20 lottery winners who lost every penny

Winning the lottery will not solve all of life's problems. In fact, many people's lives became notably worse after they hit the jackpot.

Scientists say winning the lottery does make people feel better about life — even though decades of evidence suggests otherwise

Lottery winners in Sweden are more satisfied with life than people who lost the lottery — even two decades later — according to scientific research.
Millions of people wanted to know how to buy Bitcoin in 2018.

10 burning questions Americans asked Google in 2018

Google measured this year's most trending topics that started with the words "How to," reflecting all the things Americans needed help with this year.