There are 2 very specific rules I have about winning the lottery. Very specific and very important rules.
1. Whether you win $100 or $100000000, keep ya gah damn mouth shut about it. Jeez. How difficult is that? I told my mama, look here, if i win the lotto, i'm not tellin a soul. Not you, not my daddy, not my siblings, not my bestie, not the wonderful people of blogsville. Nobody. The only people that will know i won are me, Jesus, and the people in the lottery office that cut my check! Of course i'm gonna break some of my loved ones off with some cash (considering i win a large amount of money) but you better take that "anonymous" donation and my discreet head nod and shut your dirty mouth too! How many people need to be murdered or taken advantage of before folks realize that the love of money truly is the root of all evil? Family and friends can and will turn on you just as quick, if not quicker than a damn stranger. (See: Abraham Shakespeare and Urooj Khan)
2. Don't go balls to the wall buying a whole bunch of extravagant unnecessary nonsense! Yes, $1mil seems like a lot of money...but money doesn't last if you're out there spending it (or giving it away or burning it or whatever folks do that leaves them broke in the long run) I know if you were broke your entire life, the idea of being able to live lavish is probably ridiculously appealing (especially if you have no knowledge of money management and fiscal responsibility). Likewise, being in a position to help your broke friends and others in need may make you extra charitable. But yo, if you're gonna do all that, the least you can do is take care of home first! And taking care of home does not mean buying a mansion to rival buckingham palace or buying a different car for everyday of the week...especially when you have children, bills, and debt. (See: Sharon Tirabassi)
Long story short- if you win the lotto, please be smart, please stay safe, and please break Lady Ngo off a couple of dollars.