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Guide to the lottery, credit cards and what winning means


Giant lotto jackpots inspire big dreams of living large. Here’s what you need to know about buying that ticket, and the ups and downs of actually winning

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Guide to the lottery, credit cards and what it means to win

Giant Powerball jackpots raise fevered dreams of debt-free luxury living, following one’s passions and giving back in very meaningful ways. The following stories provide a reality check on the pros and cons of winning (yes, there are cons), whether you can buy a lottery ticket with a credit card and what you should do if you really do beat all the odds and win.

5 reasons you don't really want to win all that lottery money



5 reasons you don’t really want to win the lottery



Buy lottery tickets with a credit card? Maybe



Buy lottery tickets with a credit card? Probably not



6 steps to handle a sudden financial windfall



6 steps to handle a sudden financial windfall



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