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Brett Arends’s ROI: Here’s how to keep your money if you’re the next Powerball winner

A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman is the sole winner of Wednesday’s $758.7 million Powerball jackpot. Mavis Wanczyk has already quit her job. According to financial advice experts, she’s made a couple of poor decisions, too.

Let’s say the next lucky winner is you. How would you handle that incredible amount of money? What would you do? After the initial elation, it’s pretty obvious that sort of windfall would bring enormous complications into you life, and even some risks. Here’s what you — and Wanczyk — shouldn’t do:

1. Don’t rush to claim the money: Wanczyk stepped forward immediately — much too soon, financial advisers say.

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