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# $640 MILLION: MEGA MANIA! Topic closed. 533 replies. Last post 2 years ago by dallascowboyfan.  Page 15 of 36 PrintE-mailLink United States Member #122240 January 27, 2012 162 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged Well there are two other ways to get it out but you could not do it at by choice after awhile. Even if it were rolled into a tube and placed into a small container, say the diameter of an ink pen, it likely would not make it out of the stomach and definitely not past the duodenum. Vomiting would not work, even if someone could try to administer the patient a solution of activated charcoal (last I heard, Doc's stopped using ipecac) they would run risk of the foreign body damaging the patient's upper gastrointestinal tract. Best solution would be surgical removal of the foreign body under general anesthesia. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." ~Wolfgang von Goethe "It's preferable to be harmlessly paranoid than fatally stupid." ~Anonymous Turning Stone Casino,Verona,NY United States Member #95130 August 4, 2010 5324 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:35 pm - IP Logged Don't call just any attorney. Shop around and get one that does financial planning for high income clients. Just because your cousin went to law school and temps somewhere or is looking for a job, does not make him/her qualified to handle your matter. exactly . I meant to include that. United States Member #3792 February 21, 2004 197 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:35 pm - IP Logged sure it is exciting to imagine one person (yourself) winning all this, but the excitement diminishes when you realize there will probably be 3 to 4 winners. after you split the pot it just ends up being another ordinary jackpot that we seen many times. egg harbor twp.south jersey shore United States Member #112972 June 29, 2011 2978 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:37 pm - IP Logged sure it is exciting to imagine one person (yourself) winning all this, but the excitement diminishes when you realize there will probably be 3 to 4 winners. after you split the pot it just ends up being another ordinary jackpot that we seen many times. just the same,i'd be happy w/ a fraction. Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds -- Charles Mackay LL.D. United States Member #121750 January 16, 2012 2334 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:38 pm - IP Logged I just heard on the nightly news (they said it was based on their research) that 9 of 10 lottery winners burn through all of their money in 5 years???? OMG. Station C:\somewhere\in\space\time Fiji Member #123705 February 27, 2012 2190 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:40 pm - IP Logged What is doing the 1/10? . egg harbor twp.south jersey shore United States Member #112972 June 29, 2011 2978 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:44 pm - IP Logged I just heard on the nightly news (they said it was based on their research) that 9 of 10 lottery winners burn through all of their money in 5 years???? OMG. sensationalism, If they said 5 of 10 i would find it more credible, i can't beleive we have that many idiots. Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds -- Charles Mackay LL.D. TX United States Member #121198 January 4, 2012 786 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:46 pm - IP Logged Just watched the nightly news and they had Suze Orman on there, talking about what you should do. One thing she stated was to imagine you have won and make your plans on how you would handle it.....She also said that money might not make you happy but being broke, surely wont.......I think most of us here on L.P talk about what we would do if we won every day....SO, WE ARE READY....well....I am...... they also mentioned that 14,000,000 tickets are being sold every hour for this jackpot.....wow,,,,,,,,,,Good luck to all Jackpots...Just Average Citizens Keeping Possibilities Open Towards Security Texas United States Member #92332 June 5, 2010 688 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:47 pm - IP Logged In case you win mega millions ; #1.) Call Loonasee 2and offer him some....or half if you think that is best. Okay...kidding.... #1.) Sign the back of the ticket.That's the first thing you do.That way it's yours, guaranteed. Then make a photocopy, take a photo of yourself with it, and lock it in a safe. #2.)Call a lawyerBEFORE you tell your relatives, you need to get a lawyer involved. #3.)Think realistically about how much you won. After you take the lump sum and pay the taxes, you'll wind up with about half the jackpot.And if anyone else also had the winning numbers, you're splitting it with them too. #4.)Shield your identity.Some states will make you pick up the jackpot in person. Others will let you form a trust.If you can, have your lawyer form a trust and stay anonymous. #5.)Plan one good splurge.Now that you've taken care of all the boring logistics, think about one or two amazing things you're going to buy.It Get it out of your system. Wait until you have the money in the bank before you buy it tho. #6.)Lock the money into investments.every family member and friend will expect money from you. The more you lock into investments, the less guilty you have to feel about saying "No" Doesn't your #1 conflict with your #4? If you sign the ticket, your name WILL be out there as I'm pretty sure you can't claim via trust if your ticket is signed with your name. Also #6... I'll be splitting it up with family to begin with so they'll have their money that's all theirs and have to decide how to protect/spend it and I'll have mine. If they lose it oh well... sorry. Bahamas Member #114689 August 5, 2011 422 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:48 pm - IP Logged sensationalism, If they said 5 of 10 i would find it more credible, i can't beleive we have that many idiots. Agreed! "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!" United States Member #124621 March 16, 2012 1475 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:51 pm - IP Logged oh I can believe that there are that many idiots out there. check out your own family... how many of them do you think would NOT be broke w/in 5 or so years? then look at the odds for the rest of the country. i doubt that many of the 'lower' intellect would be here on LP... so if we are part of the 'not lower' section... and OUR odds are bad within our own families... yes 5 years for a NORMAL jackpot... but for this one? 11? PA United States Member #22983 October 6, 2005 2010 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:52 pm - IP Logged The news is always negative, and they know that all the losers will want to hear that. Texas United States Member #92332 June 5, 2010 688 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged I just heard on the nightly news (they said it was based on their research) that 9 of 10 lottery winners burn through all of their money in 5 years???? OMG. The problem I have with those numbers is - from watching the shows - they report any decent sized lottery win as being a "lottery winner". So if you won$10,000 or $250,000 or$1,000,000 or $250,000,000 you're treated the same way. And if you think about how many more lower amount winners there are it's not too surprising that they've spent it. Also there are flaws in their research, such as the inability to know how those unnamed (those claiming in a trust or some such thing) winners are doing. Yea, it may still be a high number of JACKPOT lottery winners that burn through their money, but I doubt it's 90% of them. Ga United States Member #120459 December 20, 2011 113 Posts Offline  Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged I looked at a news story about drawing. It's expected to make$1.4 billion in sales.

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 Posted: March 30, 2012, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

The news is always negative, and they know that all the losers will want to hear that.

I think it's all about mind games... making people buy more so they have a better chance to win, thus proving to people that they could handle and keep their winnings for 5+ years.

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