Do you happen to be a lucky winner? Well, it is time to make a good game plan. Go through the following tips:
Be ready for the attention
Winning a lottery will put you in public attention. Police will check on you and the IRS will investigate your history. Also, media will want to interview you. It is wise to make interviews as boring possible because you don’t want everyone in the world know that you have won millions.
Get a lump sum amount
Most winners will choose to take more over a longer payout, but it is a worse deal. Getting a lump sum amount will let you put it immediately in the bank and start earning interest.
Spend some time scrutinizing and clearing your head
Once you won a lottery, things will look surreal for quite some time. So, you just take off from your job and scrutinize your situation. Clear off your head so that you can get a rational and sober evaluation of your win and will be able to make clear decisions. Don’t make any promises right when you win because you may regret later on.
Change your phone number
It is true that many people will want to contact you, so changing your current phone number will help you put those unnecessary contacts on void.
Buy a security system for your home
Hire a team of financial experts to ensure that your money is in the hands of professionals who might help you make the right investment of your winning money.