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11 Things You Absolutely Shouldn't Do After Winning The Lottery

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at $425 million, making it the fourth largest lottery jackpot ever in U.S. history, CBS News reports. True, your odds of you winning aren’t exactly high (one in 171 million), but someone’s gotta win eventually.

In the event that you do win the lottery, here are a few friendly tips on what not to do:

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DON'T tell your friends you've won, they might steal your ticket.

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DON'T tell your spouse... or your kids. To be safe, maybe you just shouldn't tell anyone.

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DON'T steal a car. You don't want to spend your winnings bailing yourself out of jail.

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DON'T "store" your ticket in a safe place and forget about it.

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DON'T give your winning ticket to someone else to cash for you.

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DON'T bring $545,000 in cash to a strip club.

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DON'T assume you're suddenly an amazing entrepreneur.

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DON'T try to "double your money" at a casino.

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And finally, DON'T give all of your winnings to charity. It's a nice thought, but bankruptcy is not a good look.

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