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Easy money brings uneasy times. Everyone on this list will most likely agree with that statement. Some lucky lottery winners simply blew their wealth away, others lost their beloved ones. And then there were those who lost their own lives. Take these as cautionary tales about how much harm greed and uncontrolled access to money can cause.

Image: KP.ru
Image: KP.ru

20. Paid Their Friends’ Debts

Russian couple Nadezhda and Rustem Muhametzyanovy won 29 million rubles (around $440,000) in national lottery but spent it all in just five years on alcohol and by lending money to friends and even paying their credit debts. They later told the press the money didn’t bring them any happiness at all.

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