Legal-Ease: What to do when you win the lottery

Lee’s worked with a few lottery winners in his career, and he has a few steps to consider for anyone who wins the lottery. 

First, protect the lottery ticket. Second, take a picture of the ticket. Next, reach out to attorneys and accountants to establish rules for the money and to create structures to protect your lottery winnings. Finally, establish an advisory committee of family, friends and trusted professionals.