Winning the lottery has to be one of the best feelings someone could ever experience. Love and witnessing the birth of your kid is awesome, no doubt... but have you ever won a $1.2 billion jackpot?

We haven't either but we imagine the zen you experience is comparable to every other milestone moment in your life.

What's the plan after winning the lottery?

For most people, the answer is obvious: pay the taxes, take the money, pay some bills, and lay as low as possible.

Now, that last one is essential and ideal for so many people: anonymity.

With the current PowerBall jackpot being over $1 billion, there's no question that choosing to remain anonymous would be the best way to go. The second that your inner circle finds out that you're a billionaire, you become a target, and life becomes much more complicated.

It's one of the main reasons that we wonder if lottery pools are a good idea. You plus ten of your coworkers going in together on a billion-dollar jackpot? That sounds like a recipe for disaster and don't even get us started on the logistics of getting everyone paid.

Bad news, Idaho and California...

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, several states don't allow you to remain anonymous, including Idaho and California according to WorldPopulationReview.

As a matter of fact, the only neighboring states that allow you to remain anonymous are Montana and Wyoming. After that, you'd have to move to somewhere like Texas which values the winner's privacy.

READ MORE: What Happens To Child Support If You Win The Lottery In Idaho?

So, you could play the lottery and win in Idaho... but is it worth all of the trouble that comes with everyone knowing you have a billion dollars?

That's up to you.

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