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-- the moment it's tonight's big powerball prize is the second largest jackpot.
In history it stands at a whopping 600 million dollars.
But being an instant lottery created million are not as easy as it sounds just ask our next guest Steve -- -- -- -- -- is jackpot in Pennsylvania history in 2004.
And he joins us now Steve thanks a lot for joining us -- yes.
The first what's obvious question is how did you remain normal you hear these horror stories of people who win the lottery their dreams come true and their lives collapse yours didn't line.
Well I guess that's open to interpretation but.
I have a very good team of people that keep us grounded and keep us directed and focused and you know my family is my family's very strong and we also believe you know if you're not happy before the money the money is not going to make you happy.
You have to be happy before it happens otherwise you're you're headed for a bad road -- -- You have some tips so if someone actually does win tonight it doesn't I want them to become a billion dollar pool of money -- walks away with that tonight what is -- you say don't.
Rush to claim the check.
Your first -- why not.
Well because -- so many things that you need to do behind the scenes before that comes out and you know I see winners over the last you know eight years and they come out the next day and I and I the first thing I say as all -- -- in trouble.
Because they have you can't there's so much due diligence that needs to be done before you claim that.
Prize and the money's not going anywhere and you need to have all your ducks in a row before you come out and and literally flip your life on its -- And at what happens cannot see all lose the second if I wait too long so I gotta I can raise your thought this I don't know about -- there but I didn't think through.
And is your next hit.
-- of local law enforcement.
Well you know it's funny at the time my kids were in high school in -- that was brought up about some of the potential.
Catches that are out there and so I wanted the local -- law enforcement to know.
That this was happening and where my kids war and so that they had an -- they had access to -- to support that they needed it regardless of where they work.
-- so they need to be aware of it they they absolutely do and and then when you when you announced you need to have them on on staff because.
When I mean we had probably.
A thousand media on our front step within about ten minutes of our press conference.
-- You also say -- and attorneys and accountants.
-- -- -- -- yeah I would check -- I mean certainly with any with any lottery jackpot is certainly 600 million.
There's quite a lot of thought that has to go into this I mean you know right after it happened to us you know there's no book that tells you what to do.
But we were contacted probably by about 200 financial advisory firms that want it our business of horse.
And and you know for someone like me our most people.
That's just unchartered quarters and you need to have somebody that's been that you know that can handle those types of things -- state attorneys and financial planners.
I know it's significant.
It sure is we'll -- -- thanks for sharing it with us you're sitting in fact your own private jets so I guess some things are now well it's it's a business though -- is it's a business though RS.
Thanks so thanks very much -- -- more.
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