lotteryIBN/screenshotMega Millions lottery drawing determined on Tuesday that a winning ticket worth $522 million was sold in California.

The announcement gives hope to lottery players across the country that anyone can get lucky if they simply keep playing.

While buying a ticket may seem tempting, the numbers suggest that it almost certainly isn’t worth it.

But even if it does pan out, winning the lottery will not solve all of life’s problems.

In fact, many people’s lives became notably worse after they hit the jackpot, as you can see from the following cautionary tales.