|Posted: December 11, 2006, 10:59 am - IP Logged|
You'd have to "go to the mattresses" for awhile, the Misouri Lottery website even suggests this.
Personally, I'd like to say I'd buy one of those missile silos for sale in North Dakota and move in - wait, win the lotto and move to North Dakota? - but in reality I definitely wouldn't flaunt it or 'flash' it (bling bling, etc...).
I'd try and keep a very low profile.
This is step 9 of 10 from the site above:
Some other things to consider.
You may want to change your telephone number, or get an answering machine and caller ID so you can screen your calls. After people hear that you've won, you may receive calls from friends who want to congratulate you or sales people who have heard about your good fortune. Remember to give any new telephone numbers to the Missouri Lottery so staff members can contact you about any tax or law changes, upcoming Millionaires Reunions, etc.
Depending on the amount of your jackpot, you may want to stay away from your home for a few days. If you've won a significant amount that has drawn national attention, the media may try to track you down at home for the story. Amounts of $50 million or less probably won't cause a great deal of media frenzy.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.