This lottery fever is so getting out of hand. I can't believe that the jackpot is now at a wopping billion dollars ... a record high. With the next winning Powerball ticket set to be selected Wednesday, someone could be in for a huge windfall — one worth more than $1 billion. But before anyone rushes to claim the prize, they're going to need a crash course in financial management and a way to weed out scammers, including greedy family members.
When asked who they would call first if they won the lottery, 46% said their significant other, according to a survey out last week from convenience store chain Cumberland Farms. But 10% said their first call would be to their lawyer. And that might actually be the better way to go, financial and legal experts say.
One of the worst things a lottery winner can do is immediately spread the news. Lottery winners "become one of most heavily targeted marks in the entire world," he says.
So lawyer up, and if you find yourself with the lucky ticket on Wednesday — or ever — here's your guide to being a responsible lottery winner: Click Here