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Local Experts Say Huge Lottery Prize May Subvert Realistic Goals

Is all the media coverage creating unrealistic hype?


(Geraldine Williams of Lowell, Mass. won $294 million in the Mega Millions lottery in 2004.  Credit: Darren McCollester/ Getty Images)

Expert’s Advice To Next Big Lottery Winner: Take Your Time

The first question is, should you take the annuity or the lump-sum cash payment?


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Powerball Lottery Being Overhauled With Bigger Prizes, More Expensive Ticket

The Powerball pool of white balls will shrink from 39 to 35, increasing the odds of winning. Ticket prices will rise from $1 to $2.