The jackpot for tomorrow's Mega Millions drawing has hit $1.35 BILLION dollars which means if you win it, you won't ever have to worry about money issues or being able to afford a thing again, right?

Wrong. Definitely wrong.

Sure, with some good money management and investing you could live out your days comfortably and perhaps even leave a decent amount of money to your children and their children. However, you also have to remember that life as you know it will change in ways you can't even begin to imagine right now.

The vultures will come out.

People who never gave you a second glance will be cozying up to you, pretending to be your best friend with the hope of getting a piece of the pie. People who know intimate things about you will drop hints that they may "accidentally" share your story if you can't give them "just a little bit of money."

There are some ways that you can protect yourself though. You won't be able to stop all of the attention or all of the negative side effects of becoming a billionaire overnight but you can lesson the blows and also, if you use some sound financial advice from the experts, you can make sure that your winnings will last for the rest of your life.

How To Protect Yourself And Your Money If You Win The Lottery

Whether you've recently won the lottery (or are planning to!), there are some things you should do right away to protect not only yourself but also your money. 

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These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]

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