The Madeleine Brand Show for April 2, 2012

You won the lottery, what now?

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Lottery fever gripped the country last week when Mega Millions offered the largest jackpot in history: $656 million. There were three winners from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. None of the winners names has been publicly announced, but there are reports that a McDonalds employee in Maryland may have one of the golden tickets.

Financial adviser Susan Bradley's firm specializes in helping people handle unexpected windfalls. She joins the show to discuss her advice for the winners and what their life will actually be like after winning such a huge amount of money.

Guest: Susan Bradley, founder of the Sudden Money Institute.


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