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In this Feb. 22, 2006, file photo, the eight winners of the $365 million Nebraska Powerball lottery hold up their ceremonial checks at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Reacting to the drawing for a $500 million Powerball jackpot this week, past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some advice: stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster.

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Invest wisely, learn to say no, prepare to lose friends

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some sound advice: Stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster of joy, anxiety, guilt and distrust.

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