Winning EuroMillions is a very big deal, especially if you manage to win a jackpot of €15 million or more outright. But what should you do if and when you manage to match the numbers required to win such a jackpot? There are obviously many things that you could do, but if you want a handy guide to help you navigate your way through the earliest stages of being a EuroMillions winner, read on…
1 – Make Your Claim
The very first thing that you need to do when you check the EuroMillions results and discover that you are a winner is make your claim. It is generally best to make your claim as soon as possible so that you get the official claims process in motion straight away. The sooner you make your claim, the sooner you will get your hands on the cash that you have won.
2 – Keep Quiet
You may decide to opt for EuroMillions publicity and tell the entire world about your win in due course, but initially you should keep quiet about it. Every person you tell about your win could leak the news – either deliberately or by accident – and that could result in you attracting lots of unwanted attention before you have been advised on how to deal with publicity.
3 – Take a Break
Although you might want to start spending some of your millions immediately, it is usually a good idea to buy nothing more than a holiday in the first instance. Getting away from your old life and spending some quality time thinking about your new future as a EuroMillions winner will help you to make sensible spending decisions instead of rushing headlong into purchases that you later regret.
4 – Listen to Advisors
EuroMillions jackpot winners are almost always offered professional advice about how they might best manage and invest their millions. It is well worth listening to these expert advisors because they almost certainly know a lot more about managing large sums of money than any of your well-meaning friends do.
5 – Defend Your Wealth
Whilst it is perfectly natural to want to share some of your EuroMillions jackpot with a few friends and family members, don’t say yes to every request for cash that you receive. The fact is that if you say yes to every person who asks you for money you will soon have no money left, which makes winning EuroMillions a pointless achievement. Instead, defend your wealth by making financial decisions with your head rather than your heart.
There is a lot more that you will need to learn as a EuroMillions winner, but this ‘early days guide’ should help you to step into your new life as a multi-millionaire in a way that is both safe and sensible. From then on you can learn as you go and enjoy the wealth that your EuroMillions jackpot win gave you.
Of course, before you can apply any of this information you need to win yourself a jackpot, so play EuroMillions online today and think lucky thoughts!
6th November 2012