|Posted: March 1, 2011, 5:33 pm - IP Logged|
I'd be collecting via a trust so no real reason to go into hiding and a financial advisor would be apart of the "team" I have when I create my trust. I would be moving after I won, though, but I wouldn't ignore people calling/texting me since that would add suspicion (since I collected via a trust they wouldn't easily know I'm the winner, just assume... if even that). Most people don't know I play the lottery, as it never comes up in conversations with them and most think it's a waste of time/money, so even though the winner will have been close to my home they wouldn't really suspect me (until I bought new stuff of course, though I'd be moving from the city so it wouldn't be an issue).
The "think things through" bit has already been done so I would go to the people who would setup my trust and get a short term loan of around $1500 so I can go visit my parents and give them the good news while the lawyer/attorney works everything out.