Winning the lottery is many a person’s dream, and rightly so; when Fortune smiles down on a person, it is tempting to shout out to the world and proclaim what luck has brought in.
Lottery winners to go to Public or not
Most Lottery winners do this out of a sense of joy we can only imagine, as luck plays a large role in winning a jackpot, either large or small.
In recent times there has been a spate of online and offline articles about whether it is wise for Lottery Jackpot winners to reveal their identities.
The reason for that is simple. Once the initial euphoria has settled, the requests for cash from all and sundry will flow in. We request from the family we can understand, but apparently, it does not end there.
Take the example of the recent EuroMillions Lottery jackpot winner who kept his 2nd hand music shop open after winning over £148 million. According to reports, he had people walking into his premises asking for cash, and some got abusive after being refused. He has, according to reports, shut down the shop.
A recent Illinois Lottery winner is suspected of being murdered via cyanide poisoning after sharing the good news of his $1 million win. Initially, this poor man was adjudged to have passed away via natural causes. His family, however, asked for a closer look into what now transpires to be a murder case.
There are, of course, instances where the news is uplifting. A EuroMillions Lottery Syndicate on Teesside has split a £1 million win among 19 members. That works out to just over £52k each, and although not making them fabulously wealthy, it does ease the pressure a bit.
Winning the Lottery is fantastic, and whether the amount is large or small, it always helps pay the bills.
If you win a lottery jackpot, make sure that you have those around you who will be able to deflect some of the attention that will come your way.
Either that or do not go public at all. We know what we are going to do when we win the Lottery. What will you do?