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Big lottery winners offer advice, cautionary tales as $500M Powerball drawing approaches

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Posted: November 28, 2012, 11:55 am - IP Logged

Hey, where is Ridge?

Ridge

He's still recovering from Thanksgiving... probably in a food coma like my hubby was.....

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    Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

    To everyone. If you are the new winner, you have to know, you've never had that kind of money. Most people have not, even millionaires. not all at once. 

    So, if you win, take a deep breath, store the ticket in a safe place. RUN, RUN, RUN, like Bolt, the track star to get th very best wealth management help. Regardless of how smart you think you are.  Lastly, take up to 3 months to get all your wealth management plans concrete before you start living life at this new level.

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      Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

      only time i get to say no is

       

      "do you like paying taxes,"   NO

      "did i win lotto ? " NO

      2014 winnings

      JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.9;AUG -$144.10

      yearly grand totalspent = 938.05won= 318.8-$619.25


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        Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        To everyone. If you are the new winner, you have to know, you've never had that kind of money. Most people have not, even millionaires. not all at once. 

        So, if you win, take a deep breath, store the ticket in a safe place. RUN, RUN, RUN, like Bolt, the track star to get th very best wealth management help. Regardless of how smart you think you are.  Lastly, take up to 3 months to get all your wealth management plans concrete before you start living life at this new level.

               
        i Always advise people never to give advise Green laugh

                         

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          Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

          I was also wondering the same thing. Hope all is well. I miss his humorous  posts.

          he thought he was billy joe mcallister and jumped off the tallahatche bridge.

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            Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

            Hey, where is Ridge?

            Ridge

            Ridge, as you can see, there are questions on this forum on your whereabouts.

             

            Whenever you are back, it will be reall....ly nice if you can get caught up with your share of missing posts. I mean the whacky  posts that this forum is all too used to.

             

            Hope all's well with thee.

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              Posted: November 28, 2012, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

              maybe he was the winner on the Mega Balls Party

               

              Congrats! Rdg where ever you are Big Grin Santa

                               

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                Posted: November 28, 2012, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                No thanks. We have seen many folks make of fool of themselves over and over again. People should already know what not to do if they have sense.

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                  Posted: November 28, 2012, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey, where is Ridge?

                  Ridge

                  Probably preparing for the end of the world because of the election..............  :-)

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                    Posted: November 28, 2012, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                    I was talking about this with a friend in my lottery pool today. We talked about whether or not we should set up a trust and get an attorney to claim for us like a previous winner in our city did. If we did it that way, we'd keep our names out of the media and not have to deal with the moochers. However, we have 13 members and they may want to do the press conference thing, something I hope doesn't happen if we do win. I'd rather keep it quiet and to myself.

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                      Posted: December 1, 2012, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Since winning is pure luck and random, winners are of every stripe and background.  There is no 'average' lottery winner, although many end up doing the same thing.

                      I think the guy who won after 20 years in meat packing seems pretty normal, as a person, and very grounded in life after winning.  However, I would have been interested in his comments on people in is life and how the win affected his personal relationships.

                      I'm a big Don McNay fan, and if I ever won I'd contact him first.  I would imagine I'd be going nuts then, and would need advise and counsel to avoid going off the deep end.  Having a second, or third, set of eyes would be great.

                      Jack Whittaker and David Edwards showed a lot of people how not to handle your win.  Both were very public and crashed and burned on national media.  But, that was around 10 years or so ago, and since there have few stories about big time winners blowing up before our very eyes.  Abraham Shakesphere in Florida was a tragic case, and reason enough for allowing winners a choice in claiming their prize.

                      Best wishes to the new winners.  And good luck, I think they'll need it.  Especially the guy in Missouri.