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Right now a record jackpot just got even bigger about -- for a minutes ago people lining up for the chance to win 648.
Me and -- hoping to -- their worries goodbye but look out.
If you're lucky enough to hit the jackpot there could be some problems ahead money doesn't -- everything right.
Writes the up.
Let's bring in our legal battle defense attorney Rebecca rose woodland and trial attorney Rachel -- I can't help but laugh guys because 640 million -- sounds like he could solve a lot of problems I I was chatting with some of our viewers on Twitter -- says -- get a by his wife a huge diamond ring if he wins and I think that's a great idea.
But Rebecca before you can collect.
The -- you have to have your ticket and how do you protect your ticket if you had a and it's the winning ticket that.
Is such a good question before you even know if you one right now if you have a ticket included in something.
Very very safe either is safe in your home or some sort of plastic so in case that something happens to it.
You will be fine.
And once you win not tell anyone.
Know -- and it is so many people tell all their friends and relatives before they claim the money.
And someone could come -- -- your ticket you need to sign the ticket you to -- attorney media guide call added Terry we sure.
Something like that Rebecca well periods well it depends I mean it would depend on all the work you do about -- if you do some financial planning and I can get someone else involved at all is Sean hourly rate but it's -- ICI is putting there's a special -- -- -- -- Every so that they're sometimes that you're entering into the lottery with an off this group you know the whole crew here we can go out and buy it yet.
But what happens if -- -- act since that day that they're normally on the -- store what sort of agreements do you have in place in case.
The pool weapons.
Montana a lot of times what people do is they have these informal agreements set up.
With the office you put in two dollars a week and everybody buys the tickets together.
And if you happen to be ascent and then you might miss out if you wind up winning you don't necessarily need an actual contract so long as he does something in formal written down that everybody agrees on.
Because ultimately if it winds up going to the jury it's a lot of these horror story lottery winners have had to do.
You want the jury to be able to figure out what the intent was -- -- Parties during this thing -- take a look at some of these winners that -- the list.
We kidding get into all of them but there's a lot of trash 80% of the lottery winners and and Rebecca Weis story -- stands I mean there seven that are really tragic where.
The winners and that -- suicide.
But there's there's one particular New York where the parking attendant one.
The lottery when he wins -- collect as -- -- making less than 30000 dollars he got you tens of millions of dollars and then his wife.
Instantly divorces him and take half of it.
He does well because in New York the divorced -- pretty clear so you know he was married to a woman who.
Clearly wasn't the best choices in my hand.
I'm yeah that can happen -- there are other things that can happen you know it was a great point if you're in a pool with an office and you're not there that week is there a precedent that even if you're not there -- supplies your portion of that pool.
Make sure -- clear on that right now with your friends have all of them sign it even if it's not a contract have everybody have a photo copy of that signature all the names that are in the pool that week.
When the tickets come back everybody photo copy those tickets so that.
There's proof that you were in that pool that we you want to prove they -- part of it it sounds like a good idea things happened it'd be nice to see a big guy and you also -- -- go ahead regional.
You also don't want somebody to say they were part of the -- come in later on in their -- I was always part of this one not haven't established NFC it's -- -- like that happening and yeah real quick final -- from both videos taking a look at whether or not have to come forward -- -- you mentioned sort of at the beginning as well if I won -- -- say knock on what if I have to.
And now -- and it turns out that it really comes down to the stadium which you by the take kids whether or not they make you look publicly present yourself and do interviews so.
What do you do in either situation -- shot means you it deep it if you have to deal.
You did you say the least you know -- -- does not say a lot when you have to say something and if you have a choice.
Is it better opt to stay anonymous.
I I absolutely think it's a good idea if you do have the choice to stay anonymous go hire an attorney set -- -- trust how without attorney -- the trust me.
And handle absolutely everything for you because all the freaks come out when you win the lottery and everybody's going to everybody's going to want their piece -- -- so.
You know you wanna make sure you protect yourself as best as you can and if you can't remain anonymous are set up a business -- set up a trust to protect -- -- so that they can't put a face to -- it is not a bad idea.
That sounds like this sounds -- advice -- like a bush did you mentioned to go higher.
An attorney it's out -- I thought I don't I am sure it -- your available.
It is -- the context yes but -- concentrates and I'm Rebecca -- -- -- finally appreciate -- thank -- --
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