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Piggy Bank Award: Financially planning a windfall

Spend your winnings wisely!

Tess Vigeland: Our little blue plastic friend is heading to -- wait for... St. Louis, of course! And the home of Gerard Chase, who may need more than one pig to store his cash. Chase is a newly-minted Missouri state lottery winner to the tune of $2.4 million.

What makes him pig-worthy? Because he found out back at the end of November that he had a winning ticket. He put it in a safe deposit box and then spent six weeks coming up with a financial plan before cashing it in on Wednesday. Our piggy hearts you, Mr. Chase! Congraulations!

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Tess Vigeland is the host of Marketplace Money, where she takes a deep dive into why we do what we do with our money.

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