What Happens After You Win?
Winning a lottery, sweepstakes, or casino jackpot can be life changing. Suddenly, you find yourself with an influx of cash and your mind races with the possibilities of how you could put it to good use.
Depending on the amount of the winnings and the game you won, you may need to choose how to receive your winnings. If you are fortunate enough to win a substantial amount, you will generally be given two choices:
You can choose to receive your winnings in one cash lump sum. If you select this option, you’ll likely be accepting a smaller total amount of cash than if you chose an annuity option. The reason your lump sum is smaller is because of something called the “Time Value of Money”. The value of a dollar you can spend now is greater than the value of a dollar you receive at some point in the future.
The total value of your award is smaller, but you get everything up front.
Annuity – Periodic Payments
If you want to receive the full amount you won, you may need to wait several years before you receive every payment. The lottery board or casino will set up an annuity that sends you regular payments until your award is paid.
Turn Your Winnings into a Lump Sum
If you accept the annuity option, you’ll receive payments on an agreed-upon schedule until the total value of the lottery, sweepstakes, or jackpot is paid. For many winners, this option makes the most sense. After all, who doesn’t want the choice that gives you more money?
But what made sense back then might not fit the life you want to live now. Where those regular payments used to feel like an extra payday, you might now find yourself wishing you could change your mind and choose a lump sum instead.
Most companies won’t let you change your payment schedule once you agree to one, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. If you want more of your winnings now, you might be able to sell your future payments in exchange for a lump sum.
Can I Sell My Winnings in Every State?
Each state has different laws about what you can do with the payments from your winnings. Currently, Peachtree Financial can offer solutions in:
- CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, LA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV
If you do not live in one of these states, you can still speak with one of our representatives to find out what options you have available to you.
What Winnings Can You Sell?
If you’re receiving regular payments due to winning a large cash award, there’s a good chance we can purchase them for a lump sum. At Peachtree Financial, we’ve helped thousands of winners just like you find different ways to spend the cash they got from:
- Winning the Lottery
- Having their name drawn in a sweepstakes
- Hitting the jackpot at a casino
- Picking the winner at a race
Don’t see how you won listed above? No problem! Speak with one of our representatives today, and we’ll let you know your options. If you’re getting payments from your winnings and you live in a state that allows you to sell your payments, we should be able to help.
At Peachtree Financial, we help people find the funding they need to make their dreams a reality.
It’s Your Money To Spend How You Want
What do you want your future to look like? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get at least as many responses. Your dreams are your own, so why should you be forced to accept a payment stream that’s one size fits all? We work with you to build a solution that gets you cash when you want it.
What can you do with your lump sum? Anything you want! It’s your money, and we’re not going to tell you how to spend it. Here are just a few of the reasons some of our previous customers wanted to exchange their future payments for more cash now:
- Buying their dream home
- Buying an investment property
- Starting their own business
- Paying for education costs
- Covering unplanned medical expenses
No one understands your situation better than you do, which is why Peachtree Financial believes in giving you as many options for spending your money as possible.
What Can I Get For My Payments?
When you won your money, you may have had the choice between future payments or getting a lump sum. The reason they offered you less up front was because of something called the time value of money, or how a dollar you can spend today is worth more than a dollar you receive in the future.
The same idea is true if you want to sell your payments for a lump sum. To get the money you want as a lump sum, you’ll need to sell more in payments than you receive. The specific amount you must sell depends on several things, including the time value of money.
Depending on the size of the lump sum you’re looking for, you have two different options for what you can do to get the cash you want.
- Sell part of your remaining payments – If the lump sum you’re looking for is smaller than the total value of your payments, one option is to only sell the payments you need to. That way, you’ll only have to sell the minimum amount you need to get your lump sum.
- Sell all your remaining payments – If you want to get the largest lump sum you can, sell all your remaining payments.
The Peachtree Advantage
If you’re interested in selling payments from lottery winnings, get in touch. We’ll connect you with one of our experienced representatives who will answer your questions and give you a quote on how we can help you get the lump sum you’re looking for.
We’re thrilled that you’re considering working with us, and we’re confident that if you decide to give us a call, you’ll be thrilled too. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service that is both informative and efficient. Our experience in the industry allows us to offer competitive deals and what we quote you is the money you’ll get because we never charge hidden fees. That’s part of our Peachtree Promise.
Make your dreams a reality. Schedule a call with Peachtree Financial today.
Peachtree Financial does not offer legal, tax, or financial advice. Please contact independent professionals for those services.