Winning the lottery is a marvellous experience. However, whether it is earning $500 million or $1 million winning the lottery implies doing things that no one told you before you had to do. Here are 11 secrets lottery winners have never told people before.

  1. Take a second chance

Always play second chance tickets. Not everyone cares about these type of raffles, but they can make you a millionaire when you least expected. Sandra Johnson told reader’s digest: “People either don’t know about the drawings or don’t take the time to enter, so your odds of winning are always better.”

 2. Be careful about your friends

Once you hit the jackpot people around you will change. Emanuel Gonzales, a lottery winner in California, told reader’s digest: “I had one friend who told me this sob story about how they were going to take her house because she couldn’t pay. It turns out she had problems with her mortgage, and she just wanted money!”

3. A lot can seem like a little

Meeting other lottery winners can sometimes feel like a competition of who got luckier. James Haron explained: “You feel very small when you meet someone who won $100 million. But you need to remember they are as blessed as you are.”

4. They regret their impulses

Anna and Orlando are a couple after winning the lottery bought a 10,000 square-foot mansion with eight-bedroom, seven bathrooms. The couple quickly regretted that idea. “We’re selling the eight-bedroom, seven-bath
mansion because it’s impractical for a family of four.”

5. Enough with the money questions

Charles Wilmott explained it to reader’s digest flawlessly: “I’m tired when people ask me if I spent all my money. No one is asking a Hedge Fund manager what they do with their money.”

 6. Get ready to get new friends

Winning $60 million means you can fly to London for lunch and Paris for the weekend. That means your circle of friends will change from your neighbourhood to other jet setters. Amanda Wilson explained reader’s digest: “Don’t be afraid of befriending the jet settler next to you.”

7. Do not worry about the spotlight

Anonymity is gone. You are a big shot now, so start getting used to the attention. “I am not a celebrity, but I also know I am not an unknown person. It is fun to get recognised every once in awhile.” Sam Landcaster, a British lotto winner, told reader’s digest.

8. It feels good to give

Jonny Merrit said it best to the LA Times: “I can buy anything I want. And what I learned that I enjoy doing is giving to the less fortunate.”

9. Keep the donations in control

Giving money is good, but keep under control how much you give. Alan Keithman, a financial adviser, recommend donating small amounts of money through an extended period.

10. Life is fantastic!

You have not lived until you won the lottery. Jamie Reed said to reader’s digest: “You do not know what is living until you hit the jackpot. That’s why I keep playing.”

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