Even though I’ve never dreamt of winning a lottery, I have, in one way or the other, fantasized about what might happen if I score a life-changing lottery jackpot. Like most people, I would be confused and not know what to do next. Every year we witness several people who had won a multimillion lottery going broke basically because they could not manage their fast accumulated wealth. If you recently won a lottery, this is the best space to learn what needs to be done.
After confirming that your name appears on the winning ticket, pause before rushing to claim your prize; even before you take any step, it is essential to identify and talk to a trustworthy professional. They will help manage your wealth and refrain you from drastically changing your career and lifestyle.
The second activity you need to do after winning a lottery is protecting your winning ticket because its loss can mean that you will not prove that you are the rightful owner of the money won. Protecting a winning ticket can be done by making duplicate copies and digital copies which you can go ahead and store the files in encrypted cloud storage or an external hard drive.
It is advisable not to rush to claim your prize as soon as you know that you are the winner because of media attention and allowing for enough time to plan everything to do next. Most lottery companies give winners a year to have their prizes claimed; hence you should worry about taking a little bit of your time before taking this huge step. Also, it would be best if you did not quit your job or spread the news as it can have an impact on your social life.