BALTIMORE (AP) - Elwood "Bunky" Bartlett knows what it's like to split a huge Mega Millions jackpot, and the former Dundalk resident has some advice for Maryland's latest winner.
Don't take the lump sum and stay out of the limelight.
The 45-year-old former accountant told The Baltimore Sun ( http://tinyurl.com/7nsvs9c) that his professional training didn't prepare him well enough for what would come his way after he split a $330 million jackpot with three other winners in 2007.
Bartlett, who walked away with $32.6 million, says he has thousands of emails from people seeking money. He also says taking annual payments is a good idea because people can go a little crazy after getting a lot of money. Bartlett says annual payments force the winners to budget their money.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
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