What are all of the ways someone can protect them self, their identity, and last, but not least, their money, after winning the lottery?
It's common knowledge that people who win the lottery are targets and are preyed upon by lazy a$$ money sucking vampuric parasites who think the world owes them something and are too lazy to work or try to win the lottery themselves. Therefore, what are all of the ways someone can protect them self, their identity, and last, but not least, their money, after winning the lottery?
Please give out details with a source or 2 with your answers, if any of you can! That'd be very greatly appreciated. A source or 2 with each and every answer isn't exactly needed, but it's so very preferred.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 73 weeks ago
Use common sense. Hire a legal firm to manage your affairs, watch them closely to ensure they aren't screwing you. Shop around and make sure you hire an experienced firm.
If your state allows it, keep your identity secret when you claim the prize. Don't go around telling everyone or flashing your new wealth with fancy cars or gold chains.
- zman492Lv 73 weeks ago
Laws vary from one state to another so there is no one best answer.
The first, and initially the only, person you should tell is a lawyer. By working with a lawyer you can keep your identity from becoming public. As long as your identity remains secret, you will not be in any danger from others, only yourself.
To protect the money invest it conservatively.
- 3 weeks ago
Don't be these guys
- Bone AloneLv 73 weeks ago
If you can get a law firm to accept the winning on your behalf so that the public doesn’t know it’s you.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead. If you win, keep it to yourself and don’t tell everyone around you. The more people you tell, the more people they’ll tell.