The 12 Things The Winner Of The $448 Million Lottery Should Never Do

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One ticket. One very rich person. Someone in California holds the Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million.

The numbers on the ticket are 20, 26, 32, 38, 58. The Powerball is 3.

The 24/7 Wall St. list of the 12 things the winners should never do:

If any or all these points sound silly, then there is a key lesson that needs to be taken to heart: You are at severe risk of going broke after becoming filthy rich.

Some simple math can spell all this out. Add up the cost of private jets and yachts, of mega-mansions and lavish vacations with the rich and famous. Why not get a private island too? And throw in an entourage, and then think of all the insurance and security you will need to protect yourself and your vast collections. Art auctions, the best jewelry and luxury items, and vintage car collections are not cheap. Any combination of just a few of these can easily wreck your vast sum of wealth.

Hopefully reality is setting in here. The entire point behind this list of things not to do if you win the lottery is to keep anyone who becomes suddenly wealthy from going broke. After all, it’s hard enough to become wealthy, so don’t ever forget that you should only have to become rich once.

Here are the 12 things not to do if you win the lottery.