Winning a large sum of money is always life-changing and not always in a good way. There abound lots of stories of huge lottery winnings squandered in a short time, changed or lost relationships, and lots or pressure from people – not necessarily just friends and family.
While there are a number of well meaning pieces of advice given, three stand out as most sensible:
- Do not make sudden lifestyle changes;
- Seek professional and legal advice; and
- Do not broadcast your win to the whole world