So your win is sitting in the bank. Maybe it's a giant jackpot and you're pretty happy about everything right now. But then your finance manager taps you on the shoulder... "I think there's something you should know..." she says. Forbes.com looks into the winner's money issue and comes out with some surprising options for you.
A large Powerball draw takes a few minutes and doesn't involve much work - so everyone thinks. But the reality is a different story. Did you know that no-one touches a lottery ball with their bare hands? Watch this fascinating video.
Don't wait until you win the lottery to pamper yourself. Start now!
Many winner's lives change when they win. Sometimes it's a gradual creep. And other times it comes suddenly.
Paul White almost forgot to buy the lottery ticket that won him a share of a $448 million Powerball. Watch his story below.
Did you play this Friday or Saturday? Did you forget?
An Orlando dermatologist and his wife won the Florida Lottery in 2009. They chose to take a $101 million lump-sum payment rather than the whole $189 million spread over 20 years. Watch what they said about their good fortune.
Mila Kunis with her parents and partner Ashton Kutcher (r).
It comes up quite often on web searches. That actor Mila Kunis' parents won a lottery that enabled them to come from Russia to live in the United States.
Did the enormous $600,000 Jose Salmon spent on lottery tickets pay off?
Jose Salmon was so sure that he was going to win the Florida Lottery that he spent an amazing $600,000 over 9 years in a bid to get the jackpot.
Sigrid Andreson was part of another Pick 6 win in 2014. Watch the video below.
Some lotteries limit the number of times the jackpot can roll over. Other lotteries have no such limit...
Reality star Judge Judith Scheindlin's magnificent yacht is kept at Fort Lauderdale waterways in Florida.
She's been on tv since 1996 and is worth $200 million. Judge Judy Scheindlin, 72 and twice married, syndicated her popular show as a hard-hitting reality tv judge and...
An ad for Euromillions shows the reality of the lottery to make anyone instantly rich.
I was reading some business forum posts this morning, and the big question asked every time was: How long does it take to become rich?
Clive Osborne has followed the Silver Lotto System method of playing the same numbers every week.
Playing identical numbers for many years has paid off for a 52-year-old Welshman last week when he won £1,564,628 on the National Lottery.
What's It Really Like Winning A Million Dollars? Here's A Day In The Life Of A British Lottery Winner
Mark Andrews (right) getting presented with his £1 million cheque held by Andy Carter at Weston Park.
Reporter Mark Andrews turned into a millionaire lottery winner for a day to see what the experience was like, and he got a real surprise. It started when the Express And Star writer was handed a oversize presentation board made out to 'Lucky Me.'
Bill Brady, 72, will get married this spring. His lucky day will be made even luckier with his $200,000 Illinois Lottery win.
Bill Brady forgot about checking his ticket in the game, Lucky Day Lotto, until he was at a gas station a month after the draw. He used the self scan machine inside, and when the message 'file a claim' appeared on the screen, he asked the clerk to double check it.