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Mega Millions winners are rich, but not THAT rich


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But none of that matters, right? So what if there are hundreds of billionaires out there whose wealth makes yours look like that of a pauper, or that there are limits you never imagined facing to a jackpot you could ever imagine winning. Surely that $100 million will at least solve all your cares and provide a lifetime of happiness.

Yeah, not so much.

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"After they win the jackpot, most of them self-destruct and they end up much more unhappy than they were before," Dr. Tom Manheim, who offers financial therapy in Solana Beach, Calif. "It’s really kind of a sad state of our economy where we think that money, once again, is going to bring us happiness and it doesn’t."

So, uh, yeah, congratulations, we guess, to the Mega Millions winners.

(And no, those of us who didn’t win aren’t bitter. Not one little bit.)

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Tarm reported from Chicago.




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