What to do after winning the lottery?
At first, most jackpot winners are shocked and do not know what to do after winning the lottery. Check out some handy tips below on how to get the winning and use it smartly.
What to do after winning the lottery: first steps
1. If you are lucky to become one of the jackpot winners, be it Russian Gosloto or USA MegaMillions, then, first of all, try to keep it secret at least until receiving the winning. No matter how big the jackpot is, it will more likely change your life drastically. It will take you a while to get accustomed to the new realia. Maybe you will have to protect your private space from a number of negative factors related to winning the big money.
2. Check out the prize claiming instruction thoroughly before addressing the lottery company. The info is available on the winning lottery ticket reverse or at the official lottery site. In this way, you will exclude any “technical” issues. Moreover, most lottery operators recommend authenticating the ownership writing your name and putting a signature on the winning lottery ticket back. Make several copies of the winning lottery ticket and keep the original safe to exclude any possibility for the third parties to claim your money.
3. More likely that will be your first time facing the issue so that it is advisable to apply for the professional legal and financial support to avoid the legal traps and to choose the best money keeping or investment options.