I had a weird thought. Say you played the Powerball or Lottery and you hit for $220 million dollars. After Taxes, fees to lawyers and accounts, you are left with $100 million in the bank to play with. You have Plenty of money to take care of yourself for the rest of your life. Also legally and morally if your are married, your wife would have a say in that money, or else she can divorce you and try to take half of it. Also if you have children under the age of 18 they will reap the benefit of your new winnings. So lets just say, you, spouse, and kids are already taken care of. How far would you go beyond that immediate family in terms of "Taking care of for life" and what do you think should be the guideline. Like for example if two adult brothers are close. They are friendly at family functions, there is not previous family conflict, and they see each other and vaction together at least once a month. If one hit the lottery and now has $100 million in the bank, is it expected that the one brother "take care" of the other brother. What about in laws, cousins, etc. Where would you draw the line. For the record I don't have $100 milion in the bank (yet). If I did I would take care of my family, my parents, and my immediate relatives. Its just I wonder if this is why so many lottery winners become broke so fast.