Winning the lottery is a dream that many of us have gushed over, but hardly any of us have ever actually taken home the grand prize. It's a life-altering moment, a once-in-a-lifetime stroke of luck that opens the doors to your wildest dreams: buying a llama, changing your name, and maybe even opening up an Arby's.

Shoot, you could do anything with the $977 million Mega Millions jackpot.

What would you do with all of that money?

The first thing that comes to mind when you think about winning the Mega Millions is what you would do with it. What would you do and how do you manage your newfound wealth?

If you for some reason decide to share the news with family or friends, you might realize quickly that was a mistake. Everyone says they'll treat you the same but when that cash payment hits the bank account? Watch out!

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We always hear about people going broke after winning the lottery and a big part of that is not knowing how to manage your money. It could also mean that these people didn't plan for the dirty word known as "taxes."

It's fun to talk about what you'll do with all of that money and we can't blame anyone for that. When you see a jackpot that's nearly a billion dollars... how can you not? But unfortunately, as a lot of us are aware, you don't get to keep it all.

So, is Idaho the best state to win the lottery? What's it like to win the lottery in California?

Let's look at which state you'll want to win the lottery in...

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