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From: Don Green12/7/2023 11:45:43 AM
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I was always curious about this so I asked A.I. Bard

How do companies like JG Wentworth work for someone who recently won a $25 million lottery and is considering the lottery annuity vs what JG Wentworth has to offer

Bard: Lottery Annuities vs. JG Wentworth: A Breakdown

For a lottery winner of $25 million, deciding between an annuity and JG Wentworth's offer involves understanding the pros and cons of each option. Here's a breakdown:

Lottery Annuity:


Guaranteed income: You'll receive a steady stream of income over a set period, providing financial security.

Tax advantages: Depending on the structure, some annuity payments may be tax-deferred until you receive them.

Protection from bad financial decisions: Spreading the winnings over time can prevent hasty spending and encourage responsible financial planning.


Less immediate access to funds: You won't receive the full $25 million upfront, limiting immediate spending power.

Potential for lower overall value: Inflation and market fluctuations can erode the value of future payments.

Limited flexibility: Making changes to the annuity payment structure can be difficult or costly.

JG Wentworth:


Lump sum payment: You'll receive the entire $25 million upfront, allowing for immediate financial freedom.

Flexibility: You have complete control over the money, allowing for investments, debt repayment, or fulfilling other financial goals.

Potentially faster access to funds: The process of selling your lottery payments to JG Wentworth can be quicker than receiving annuity payments.


Lower overall value: JG Wentworth will offer you a discounted amount for your future payments, meaning you'll receive less than the full $25 million.

Loss of guaranteed income: You lose the security of guaranteed income and become responsible for managing the funds responsibly.

Tax implications: You'll pay taxes on the entire lump sum in the year you receive it, potentially pushing you into a higher tax bracket.

Factors to Consider:

Financial goals: What are your financial priorities? Do you need immediate access to funds or prefer a guaranteed income stream?

Financial knowledge: Are you comfortable managing a large sum of money or prefer the security of an annuity?

Risk tolerance: How comfortable are you with the risk of potential lower returns from an annuity or losing control of the funds with JG Wentworth?

Tax implications: Consult a financial advisor to understand the tax implications of each option.

Additional Resources:

JG Wentworth:

National Lottery:

Financial Planning Association:

Ultimately, the best option depends on your individual circumstances and financial goals. Weigh the pros and cons of each option carefully and seek professional financial advice to make an informed decision.

Human: Any idea or estimate what JG Wentworth offer might be on the 25 million

Bard: Unfortunately, I cannot give you a precise estimate of JG Wentworth's offer on the $25 million lottery winnings. The exact amount they would offer depends on various factors, including:

  • The specific structure of the annuity: Annuities can vary in their terms and payouts, which will affect the value JG Wentworth is willing to pay.
  • Current interest rates: Lower interest rates generally lead to higher lump-sum offers from JG Wentworth.
  • JG Wentworth's internal pricing model: This model considers various factors like market conditions and their risk tolerance.
However, I can provide you with some general information that might help you estimate the potential offer:

  • JG Wentworth typically offers 40-60% of the present value of the future annuity payments.
  • Based on this range, for a $25 million annuity, JG Wentworth might offer between $10 million and $15 million.
Here's a table with some potential offers based on different present value percentages:

Present Value Percentage

JG Wentworth Offer


$10 million


$12.5 million


$15 million

It's important to note that these are just estimates, and the actual offer may vary significantly.


To get a more accurate estimate, it's best to contact JG Wentworth directly and provide them with the details of your specific annuity. They will be able to assess your situation and give you a personalized offer.

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