Four Things NOT to Do If You Win the Mega Millions Jackpot
If you win $900 million, there are so many things you can do with the money but don't do these five things or...well, just don't do 'em. You have a 1 in 300 million chance of hitting it, so basically it is a LOCK and you need this info!
Here are the Five Things NOT To Do When You Win the Mega Millions
1) Don't forget to sign the back.
If someone steals it, and you haven't signed it, say goodbye to the ticket, pal.
2) Do NOT tell anyone!
Sure you'll have people coming out of everyplace asking for money, but you never know who they'll tell...without even meaning to, people could pass the info along to someone that might decide to try and get the ticket from you illegally.
3) Don't assume the lump sum is the best choice.
About 70% of winners lose it all or spend it all in a few years. Don't let this be you. If you're good with money already, you can chance it, but if you're not, and be honest here, take the long-term payout.
4) Don't start paying into business ideas left and right.
Or buying houses and cars for people. You burn thru cash pretty fast doing that. And yeah, I know it is a lot of money, but it has to last you and your family for a long long time.
Source USA TODAY
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