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What happens after winning the lottery?

What happens after winning the lottery?

Each state and lottery company varies. Powerball, for example, offers winners the choice of a lump-sum payout or an annuity of 30 payments over 29 years. Mega Millions offers lump-sum payouts or annuities. The annuity offers an initial payment followed by 29 annual payments.

What is the percentage of lottery winners that go broke?

According to the New York Daily News, 70 percent of lottery winners end up broke within seven years. Even worse, several winners have died horribly or witnessed those close to them suffer. Shakespeare won $30 million in the Florida lottery in 2009. But he didn’t have a lot of time to spend it.

What not to do after you win the lottery?

Exposure to Inflation. Because lottery annuities are not typically adjusted for inflation,their value declines slightly each year absent rare periods of deflation.

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    John Kutey built a water park.

  • Louise White created a trust and named it after her lucky dessert.
  • Bob Erb advocated marijuana legalization.
  • Nigel Willetts traveled the world.
  • Jonathan Vargas created a TV show with female wrestlers.
  • Lara and Roger Griffiths bought their dream home.
  • Sarah Cockings bought breast enlargement surgeries for her sister.
  • What if you die after winning the lottery?

    If you die before your lottery payments are set to end, your estate would get the rest of it. Winning the lottery is a fantasy for people who imagine the wonderful things they could buy with the winnings, the trips they could take and the freedom they could have to never work again.

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