I always thought that if I won big like that, I’d tell the Lottery Commission that I would tell every interviewer that buying lottery tickets was stupid, a tax on poor people, and a horrible bet. Then for the photo op, I’d wear a T-Shirt saying “Don’t buy lottery tickets”
That is good. Hadn’t thought of that, will have to redo my ‘list’....
I have a laundry list of what I will do when I hit (Only play when take home is 150 million + - don’t play for any less as I don’t want to waste my luck on 50 million).
I figure to take ONE lawyer and 1 banker aside, hire them for a goodly sum, have the lawyer search every known record around me, find out who & what I owe have ever and possibly still owe, add a % to it and have them sign an agreement that we are EVEN.
Borrow money to cover above, get everything in order and claim winnings in 3 or 4 months.
Have to use the old trick of the fairly well off guy marrying into a family of 13 with plenty of relatives.
When asked how he was going to protect his money he said
‘Simple. I will loan to all the poor ones and borrow from those who may have something.
After that they ALL will never want to see me again’.