If you win the lottery, who could you trust? Would you go out of your way to tell your friends and family? Here are the 3 major reasons why you should keep this win to yourself.
The lottery is the wrong type of publicity
When people win the lottery, they are usually missing the qualities that make a person famous. Entertainers spend several years promoting their brand and perfecting their skills before they achieve fame. Many of these entertainers true fans have been with them from the very beginning. Musicians usually play at several small gigs all across America for several years before they make it big. Actors and Actresses also start small in very humble places. They fine-tune their skills and talents to small audiences first before they make it center stage in Hollywood. During this time, the entertainers are constantly evaluating their situation to make sure that fame is what they want. They also have plenty of time to contemplate on what they will like to be famous for.
People who win the lottery are only known for winning the lottery. Lottery winners do not have other lottery winners that they could hang out with for support. Even their friends and families will never be equals financially. Whenever someone approaches them who may not have approached them in a long time, it is usually because of the money. A lottery winner may also experience a lifestyle change from being free to go wherever he or she wants to not being able to go outside at all. Lottery winners make an easy target for stalkers. It is not uncommon for a friend or family member to blackmail a lottery winner into giving them money.
There is nothing to do but spend money
Once the world know that you have won the lottery, there is nothing to do but spend money. Believe it or not, going to work actually prevents people from spending all of their money. Having a 9 to 5 job usually prevents people from shopping online or going out to the mall. Winning the lottery will make your coworkers feel uneasy to be around someone who does not need a job. This animosity toward a lottery winner may make it impossible to return to a normal 9 to 5 job. Hanging out with friends in public spaces will become a thing of the past. Someone expecting money from you will be waiting where you normally hang out. The problem with not being able to have a normal social life is that you will now have to rely on your lottery winnings to make you happy. A normal day would be going out to the mall or a shopping center, purchasing an item, and then returning home. This type of life gets old quickly.
People May Threaten Your Life or Your Family’s lives
Once you have won the lottery, it is natural for others to feel that they deserve the money more than you. Since the lottery is a random system that picks its winners, everyone has an equal opportunity to win. Some people would take this logic to the next level and claim that they should have a part of your lottery winnings. What did you do to win the lottery besides buy a ticket? Some people who feel entitled may threaten your life by giving you ultimatums on when you should give them money. They may threaten your loved ones lives also to get the money they need. Your social media account could become a medium for harassment. You may need to change your phone number because of all of the different threats that you receive on your phone. You may have to pull your children out of one school and place them into another school because of these threats.