|Posted: February 4, 2016, 2:38 pm - IP Logged|
I think that it is good to be know what you are getting yourself into, and to know what to do. You never know; your numbers just may come up. What I do know is, someone's numbers will come up. I hope they would have the wherewithal to do some research before coming forward. With that said, I wanted to share some things I thought of doing before, during, and after claiming a jackpot win. Firstly, I wouldn't tell anybody. I wouldn't even tell my employer. I'd tell them that I've found a new job opportunity and I'm terminating my employment. If they inquired about the new opportunity, I'd tell them I'd rather not say. 2. If I won in a state that allows trusts or LLCs, I'd contact a lawyer in that state and possibly one in my home state. 3. If the jackpot was really high, I'd wait awhile before coming forward. Preferably, when there's another nice size jackpot $200+. Most attention would be on it. 4. If the jackpot is high enough that I feel I should give money to relatives, I'd see if I could take out a substantial loan and payback in like 6-12 months. If I had to go public, I'd want them to already have their cash and be gone if they chose to do so. 5. This ties in with #4. I'd like to have cash, loaned to me on hand to have my "get out of dodge/find some place to lay low" plan already set up. That way I could do the PR stuff, and then be on a plane to Somewheresville. 6. I wouldn't go up in front of the media unless I had to. I'd have a lawyer speak for me. This is all I can think of right now. If you have anything you'd like to add, please share. Maybe, some future lottery winner will benefit from it.
May the balls bounce in your favor!