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Woman Shares What You Should and Shouldn’t Do If You Win the Lottery

And in case that ever happens, this will come in handy

Winning the lottery may not be what you expect, but it doesn't have to be a terrible experience. People who are smart about their winnings don't need to worry about losing them.

Ex-Wall Street employee @yourrichbff (Vivian) posted a TikTok explaining exactly what you need to do if you ever win the lottery. These steps could be the difference between gaining the world and losing everything.

This advice is gold. Vivian said the first thing you need to do when you find out you won is to keep mum. It's amazing how people can change once they realize you're rich, so tell absolutely no one. The next step is to take digital and physical photos of the front and back of your ticket. Refrain from signing it so you remain anonymous. 

After you store your ticket away in a safe place, reach out to an attorney who specializes in lottery winnings and an accountant to make plans on how you're going to claim the money and how much you're going to give away. Be sure to open a trust so you're forced to use the money wisely. Vivian also suggested investing 50% of your winnings so you stay rich.

Other TikTik users found the information to be incredibly useful, despite knowing they probably won't win the lottery anytime soon. "LOL me taking notes without even buying a ticket," @foxykins.jpg said. 

Some are making plans on how they'd use the money. "I don't do relationships [and] am super secretive," @bhuvanidevi said. "I'd disappear and pretend I was a trust fund kid." Solid plan!

To those of you buying your tickets, we wish you luck!