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How to handle your Mega Millions win

With the American lotteries regularly paying out millions in jackpots and lower-tier prizes, we thought it might be useful to offer some advice to prospective Mega Millions winners. We’re guessing it’s very easy to get overly excited at the news of winning the lottery jackpot, so once you’ve come down off the ceiling, here’s what to do and what not to do.

•Celebrate in style, but don’t let the celebrations carry on indefinitely. By this we mean: remember that if you party constantly your lotto winnings will be gone in a flash.
•Try to keep as much of a low profile as you can to avoid unwanted attention. So a T-shirt advertising that you’ve just won millions on Mega Millions is not recommended.
•Take advice from a reputable financial adviser. Not your best friend, unless he or she is in the financial services, but someone who actually knows how to handle your lottery winnings effectively.

•Buy everyone who congratulates you, passes you in the street or says hello their own super yacht. Most people don’t have room in their front yard for a start, and this will soon drain your Mega Millions finances.
•Hand out your lottery wealth to anyone who sends you a begging letter or knocks on your door with a heart-felt sob story. Although some of these stories may be true, there will also be a lot of opportunists out there ready to take your lotto millions off your hands. You have been warned.
•Marry the first person who asks you. We don’t care if you’ve been friends for years or had a past relationship, approach with caution as they may just want to become a lottery winner through marriage.

So there you have it, your foolproof guide to making your Mega Millions wealth last a lifetime! To be in with a chance to win, you can easily buy your Mega Millions lottery tickets online at