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If you win the jackpot, do you go to tv and news?

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if you win the jackpot, do you tell everyone?

yes, and i share some money [ 1 ]  [1.47%]
yes, but only my family will know [ 5 ]  [7.35%]
yes, and make a big party [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
absolutely no! I remain anonimous [ 21 ]  [30.88%]
No, only my family will know [ 19 ]  [27.94%]
no, I move on and keep it ultrasecret [ 16 ]  [23.53%]
I vanished to the caribbean [ 6 ]  [8.82%]
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Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

I read a lot of histories about people who won the jackpot and small prizes and their life become a nightmare.  some lost their best friends and others lost the money, the family and the friends too.  money is good, but only when you use it wisely.    I'm not gonna say what I'll do in case I win because I don't want to influence your vote. ( you know already, I become james bondlotto )

 

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    Posted: October 18, 2009, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

    "If you win the jackpot, do you go to tv and news?"

    If I won a jackpot I would be the news, there would be no need to go to them, they would be looking for ME.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
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      Posted: October 19, 2009, 1:55 am - IP Logged

      How come just a simple 'yes' isn't a choice?

      As the lottery folks will tell you, it's best to go in front of the cameras and get it over with, they WILL find you out.

      The only way they might not is if you live in one of the three states that allow you to collect anonymously.

      But you have to realize: people WILL find out, no matter what you do, and the proof is in - how many people tell YOU something in 'secret' that you turn around and repeat to someone else?  If you say you've never done that, you are lying.

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        Posted: October 19, 2009, 2:09 am - IP Logged

        If given the choice, I would avoid going on tv. I would tell my family, because they would find out anyways.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: October 19, 2009, 4:23 am - IP Logged

          All you have to do is form a Trust administered by an attorney. Have the trust registered to your attorney, and have him assign the beneficial interest over to you.  So if anyone does research, they will see the trust registered to that attorney, but not be aware who realy owns it.

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            Posted: October 20, 2009, 10:29 am - IP Logged

            Of course, it's part of the fun.

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              Posted: October 21, 2009, 1:02 am - IP Logged

              Of course, it's part of the fun.

              they will have me on tv sipping on something at a vacation spot.dont know what yet.

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                Posted: October 21, 2009, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                Of course, it's part of the fun.

                I have to agree. I would go on tv if I won the jackpot.

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                  Posted: October 22, 2009, 12:05 am - IP Logged

                  I'd rather avoid the spotlight. If I had to go on tv, I would probably wear sun glasses and a baseball cap, to make it harder to tell who I am. I don't want to make it easier for people to spot me on the street or anything.

                  "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                    Posted: October 22, 2009, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                    That is why you move to a different city after you win.

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                      Posted: October 24, 2009, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't think so.   Lottery winners, even big lottery winners, are fairly common now, and they just don't make news like they used to...if they don't want to do so.

                      I'd keep my mouth shut. 

                      There seems to be no good reason to announce anything at all.

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                        Posted: October 24, 2009, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                        A woman here in Ky got her money business taken care of then went to lottery hdq and let everyone see her..She said I'll see you when I get back..I don't know if she ever came back..Haven't heard anything about her..Good for her..

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                          Posted: November 8, 2009, 2:18 am - IP Logged

                          A woman here in Ky got her money business taken care of then went to lottery hdq and let everyone see her..She said I'll see you when I get back..I don't know if she ever came back..Haven't heard anything about her..Good for her..

                          There's no good reason to go public other than to satisfy your ego. I'm sure everyone who has gone public has regretted it later on.

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                            Posted: November 8, 2009, 2:19 am - IP Logged

                            "If you win the jackpot, do you go to tv and news?"

                            If I won a jackpot I would be the news, there would be no need to go to them, they would be looking for ME.

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                              Posted: November 8, 2009, 2:19 am - IP Logged

                              You won't be having a lot of fun once everybody comes looking for money.

                              "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace