Many people believe that if they hit it big, all their money problems are over. Believe it or not you actually accumulate more problems because your taste change as well. Luxuries you were once use to, become expensive luxuries you would prefer to have. That is where your problems start. The smartest decision you can make is to tell no one, whether in the family or not. Have a plan already in place of what you’re going to do.
Secure your winnings by investing in something that pay back. Do not use your address as the only source of mailing. Get a P.O Box, which would be the smart thing to do. Make sure that when you buy your home, if you do not already own one, secure your home with the best security possible. Because now you will become a target to almost everyone. If you have a job you may have to quit that job, because you never know who you can trust.
Because resentment will arise, people start to look at you in a whole new light, simply because you may not have honored a request of theirs. Never spend a large sum of money, you will definitely raise eyebrows of suspicion. Do not deposit your money into one location, as it wil be easy to track if someone breach your account. All your money can and will be stolen. It is not wise to carry money around in large amounts, rather, make sure you carry a debit or credit card instead to be able to spend your money much more securely, do not dress to stand out in the crowd, that is a dead give away. The best thing you can do is take a trip and get away and think of what you’re going to do with all that money.
Whatever your decision, make sure you invest it in something that pays you back, if not by you winning all that money would have been a waste of money for sure if you do not have a plan in place on how to spend it.