What’s it like to win the lottery? No matter the size of your lottey win, you always need to produce the winning ticket to claim your winnings. This is when you'll meet someone like Andy Carter.
Carter has the job of visiting people that win over £50,000 in the lottery. He often speaks to people on the phone confirming that they indeed have a winning ticket before he personally visits them to transfer the money. There’s often a mix of reactions; some people are still in shock when they get the visit because they can’t believe they have a winning lottery ticket worth so much money, and others plan the entire day around, it, inviting their friends and family over to have a party, waiting for Carter to arrive and hand them their money.
Carter works with a team of five that he personally manages. He runs the ID checks, he scans the winning ticket and gets the green light from the lottery company before he’s able to transfer any money. It sounds like a fairly simple job, but it’s also a very rewarding one. After all, there’s nothing quite like meeting the people who you are about to receive over £50,000.
However, it’s not just a case of giving out money. Carter needs to first find out if the winner wants to stay anonymous or actually go public. Only about 15% of people that win the lottery will actually want to go public about their win. They also get access to
financial support and legal assistance that is recommended by the lottery company themselves. It’s ultimately down to the winner if they want to take that advice, but the lottery company offers it in case the winner isn’t sure what to do with their newfound wealth. After all, it’s not every day that you suddenly become £5 million richer, even if you’re a renowned business owner!
Carter points out that it’s a very unique job. “You are with someone at a life-changing moment.”, he mentions. “If you win £5
million on the lottery you will be telling your grandchildren about it, and they will tell theirs.” He often arrives at a house and there’s usually a sense of excitement in the air. Perhaps the neighbourhood knows who he is, or maybe the entire street has caught wind that there’s a lucky winner on their road. Carter has also had his share of strange
It’s certainly one of the world’s most unique positions. Thankfully, there are trustworthy people such as Carter who are at the helm, delivering lottery winners their rightful prize and with the ability to keep things a hundred percent confidential if they choose so. winners that acted out of character and has also met people that wanted to remain strictly confidential about their win. In fact, he deals with it in the same way as a doctor or a bank manager would.
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