A Messy Room Almost Lost 26-Year-Old Winner $1 Million, Here's How To Prevent It Happening To You

We bet Gregory Jarrett will always keep his room tidy after cleaning it last month and finding a $1 million Powerball ticket.

Did your grandmother ever say this to you?... "A place for everything and everything in its place."

It may have been the wisest advice for 26-year-old Gregory Jarrett, after he found a discarded Powerball ticket worth $1 million while cleaning his room.

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Hard To Believe Nearly Everyone Does These 12 Money-Sucking Actions After Winning The Lottery

Imagine becoming vastly wealthy overnight. Being a winner of a multimillion dollar lottery is going to be a life-changing event for almost every single lottery winner.

Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was one of two winners of the $648 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second-biggest prize in Mega Millions history. Photo: Facebook

But what about when the prize is an astronomical sum of $100 million, $200 million or $300 million? If you happen to be lucky enough to win a lottery, writer Jon Ogg of 24/7 Wall St tells us how to avoid some of the simple mistakes that have taken other lottery winners into bankruptcy.

24/7 Wall St. has listed 12 key things not to do if you are a lottery winner:

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The Shocking And Unnecessary Gulf Of Ignorance Between These Two Lottery Jackpot Winners

Georgia Lottery's Mega Millions winner Wayne Reese may not have had the problems another winner faced in this story.

Robb called his family up from different parts of their vast home by phone.

"Sorry guys," he said resignedly when they had all gathered in the great room, "we have to sell. I can't afford this place any longer."

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