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A guide for the lottery winner traveler

Winning the lottery is a dream of just about everyone. Winning the big jackpot is what we all want. So let's say you won $20 million. If you go for the cash pay out (lump sum) your winnings become more in the neighborhood of $10 million – still not bad by any means. You need to pay Uncle Sam, he is first in line. Assume 40% taxation for the cash pay out option so you are now sitting on $6 million, still nothing to thumb your nose at. Let's assume you are one of the lucky few to live in a place where there is no state or local tax. So how are you going to spend your $6 million? Pay off the house, set up college funds for the kids, buy that new car and plan a nice trip.

If you win the lottery you can travel to anywhere you want to go. You can probably travel there in any manner you can dream of too. The first step is picking the place you wish to go. If you know where you want to go because it has been a dream of yours all your life then great, you are almost ready to leave. If not you can contact your local travel agent and let them know the good news. They will be excited for you because the booking comes with a big fee! Explain to your travel agent what it is you want or think you want. Let them know what kind of trip it is you are looking for. Maybe you want something that is completely taken care of so you do not have to think about a thing. All the meals are planned, events are scheduled, every detail is planned for. Great vacation, expensive too but you don't need to worry about that! Maybe your dream vacation is more in line with going to a special place or taking a cruise and then you get to decide how to you spend your time once you are there. That works too. Maybe you want to take your trip one day at a time a. Something like renting a luxury motor home and driving around the country. Don't laugh until you have see some the recent luxury editions to the motor home line! You can easily drop a million dollars on a luxury motor home. That is a lot of luxury on wheels!

Regardless of what type of dream vacation you want, seek the advice and guidance of a travel professional. They are likely to know of all sorts of ways to make your special vacation that much more special. Whether money is no object or you have a budget, the travel agent can help you plan the perfect vacation and make sure you have all of the bases covered including insurance, back up plans, confirmations and special events or services.

If you do not know where you want to go, they can sit down with you and find out what is important to you and then recommend places that are likely to be special and wonderful and give you a lifetime of memories.