I suspect that dozens of characters with sad stories would be popping out of the woodwork, expecting hand outs and loans. I wonder whether it might be a better idea to just keep quiet and try fly under the radar a bit...
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Yup, I think that careful financial planning would be very important. It is amazing how many lottery winners are in financial trouble soon after. Like mentioned below though, I would really like to spoil those around me...
I would share my money but I still wouldn't tell anyone about it. Just see it as a blessing.
That is an interesting perspective that did not even occur to me when asking the question - lots of resentment for wealth. It is easy to be angry about the money that others have when you don't understand the hard work they have put in to earn it.
Right, but think about those same types of people and how they'd act if you won the money. It would be worse. Actually I know it is. I had a client who won 10 million in NYS lotto about 12 years ago. He lost alot of so-called friends.
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I would also like to keep it private - would be difficult though... I really like treating people around me and would enjoy giving them gifts...
I know, wouldn't that be great! If you had a friend who needs a car, or a friend with a hospital bill that needs paying. But I would have to do it anonymously so that it didn't become about my feeling good, but rather about helping. it'd be great!
I have not won the lottery so don't know, but agree that you'd probably find lots of people around you becoming dependent.
I reckon that I would still even keep working - otherwise Id be bored stiff!