How to Protect Yourself From Lottery Jackpot Scams
Most people dream of winning the lottery. However, it’s not always the case. Sometimes, a lucky winner’s lottery ticket is stolen or they become a target for scams. Luckily, there are steps to take to protect yourself from this kind of situation.
When it comes to jackpots, the more you play, the better your chances of winning. This is especially true when you play the Powerball or Mega Millions. These two jackpots are among the largest in the United States. Combined, the jackpots are worth over $1 billion.
The Powerball is one of the most popular lotteries in the U.S., with more than 350,000 people playing every day. And there are more than five million people who have won at least a single prize.
In 1991, Ibi Roncaioli won a $5 million jackpot. But after he won, he squandered his winnings on extravagant partying and gambling. He also drank heavily and lived an incredibly double life. A jury found him guilty of a number of charges, including reckless gambling and tax fraud.
Jack Whittaker won a $314 million jackpot in the Powerball in 2002. After he won, he squandered some of his winnings on drugs and a local strip club. He also donated a lot of money to strangers. At the time, he had a grandchild on the way.
William “Bud” Post won $16.2 million in the Pennsylvania Lottery in 1988. He was known for spending a fortune. Some of his winnings went towards a new twin engine plane, a house, and cars. His ex-girlfriend sued him for a portion of the prize.