why is it each time i read of someone winning the lottery and then filing for bankruptcy it has to do with their relatives.
complete secrecy is the answer as far as i am concerned.
don't give relatives reason to hire hitmen or to beg and plead for your winnings.
take the money as anonymously as possible, set up trusts to protect from relatives and beggars, insulate as much as you can.
there are people good people who will still think it is free money to you and you are required to share