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Posted: November 15, 2005, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

In fact, most big lottery winners are REQUIRED to have a press conference: there is no way around it. This is to show there actually was a winner and to show the lotteries are being honest and have integrity. 

As I've said before, I would be more then glad to participate in a news conference.  Using the current MM value as a guide, there would be no requirement for me to prostitute myself because of some lottery requirement.  They can't keep the money; it would be mine.  I would never see any of them again, so their feelings would have the effect of a gnat.  What I said at the news conference, would be entirely dependant on how the lottery officials supported my pre-conference requests.  My primary request would be upfront validation of the win and support with a major bank for an enormous advance. Deny that, and it would a new conference that would go down in history.  The legislatures would re-write the law when I left the stage.

HAPPY TUESDAY...CHEWIE:.....11/15/05

As usual you never ever let me down.....half the fun of reading & communicating on here is that I can read your observations and responses.......I love this last post, totally...LOLOLOLOLOL, There will be no doubt as to who is in charge when you finally win the $$$$$$$$$$$...LOLOLOLOLOL...

Whatever they do, the officials had better be careful and cooperate W/CHEWIE...LOLOLOLL

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    But, wouldn't you have such a great time when he showed up.  Can you get him for back alimony?  That would be really cool!  Win MM, get a superior lawyer, and make it happen.

    What's alimony? :) I think there must be a statute of limitations...we're talking about 20 years.  Anyway, I could have found him back then too with a little effort, but didn't bother. (I called my credit card company of course!) You're funny, but if I were rich hope I would never be like the people you read about who argue about who gets the dishes. Not my style at all.  Anyway, I can't get specific but I almost freaked out one day when I was bored and googling names. It's amazing what you find. Looks like he's a very successful businessman.  There were obituaries of a couple people I knew years ago. One multi-millionaire I broke up with 10 years ago died last year and I was thinking "Darn, so what if he was totally boring...I'd be a rich widow!" I didn't feel that way then, but at the time he was alive and kicking. LOL!  You see a lot of young women around here with much older men with money. I hope they're in love. I can't imagine sharing your bed with a man just for money (she writes as she wonders if she should lower her standards.)

    Hehehe.  I googled myself once.  Even hired an agency to research me (cost me $150.00 bucks!!).  I found out that all the data was ten years old, almost none of it was true.  I even had to write the Army and raise a ruckus because they had bogus data.  I wound up having to mail copies my military records to them.  For a while, they had me KIA. Wouldn't give me a Purple Heart because I was dead. This, while I was in a Army hospital.  Sheesh!  I was even arrested, by the FBI, for desertion - I was in a combat zone, in full gear, when they handcuffed me, and drove me to headquarters.  Then they laughed.  Lost a lot of respect for the FBI on that day.  Idiots!

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      I'd go to lottery headquarters with a lawyer to sign the forms and such as needed. Then when I was politely told that I really need to meet the press "Just once" I'd decline and hand the lottery press flack a short statement to read to the press. It would basically say leave me alone*, I do not feel any need to do interviews or tell the world how I now feel being a multi-millionaire.

      Another bit would mention that if you write in search of cash realize you wasted a stamp! I will not read mail from those seeking money. I give to charities and will continue to do so and you should contact your local or regional charities for the new Cadillac to get you to the store for food for your 17 kids, etc......

      *I realize that I'd still be hounded even if I did the interview so I figure I'd just skip it and go on with my new life.

      In fact, most big lottery winners are REQUIRED to have a press conference: there is no way around it. This is to show there actually was a winner and to show the lotteries are being honest and have integrity. 

      If that's the case I'd tell the lottery flack to tell them all to have the cameras rolling as the time in the conference room will be very brief. I'd walk into the conference room wearing a ball cap and shades and say the following " I exist and I'm a live person and goodbye that is the extant of this conference". I'd then leave the room and basically tell the lottery press flack to stuff it! I have made an announcement and had my required conference.

      As much as this behavior would frowned upon by the bureaucrats who run the lottery they would have to realize that they run a business. I the obnoxious new multi-millionaire happen to be their customer so I've done my one required task and they are S.O.L. if they think I'm going to give them anymore face time.

      I'm sure I'd hear  for a few more hours complaints or threats but that's too bad the task to show the winner (me) was done.

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        Posted: November 15, 2005, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

        DON'T FORGET THE LP HAT & SHIRT !

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          I love it. Just an opinion, yes. But the language conveys more. Think about it.

           

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            "Hehehe.  I googled myself once.  Even hired an agency to research me (cost me $150.00 bucks!!).  I found out that all the data was ten years old, almost none of it was true.  I even had to write the Army and raise a ruckus because they had bogus data.  I wound up having to mail copies my military records to them.  For a while, they had me KIA. Wouldn't give me a Purple Heart because I was dead. This, while I was in a Army hospital.  Sheesh!  I was even arrested, by the FBI, for desertion - I was in a combat zone, in full gear, when they handcuffed me, and drove me to headquarters.  Then they laughed.  Lost a lot of respect for the FBI on that day.  Idiots!"

            Can't tell if you're joking or serious.  In any case, it sounds outrageous. I never dealt with the FBI, but I've had a few situations where the police caused me some headaches. When I lived in MA, I was assaulted in Harvard Square and I got a call from the guy, a total stranger. He said he got my name from the police report.  Later I was told it was his right to know whom he assaulted, so maybe it's not their fault, just the system. Imagine my shock and hysteria when I answered my phone.  In 97 someone broke into my home here.  It wasn't difficult to jimmy the lock. I got home and a very drunk guy had passed out on the bed in my guest room.  He wasn't violent, just very stoned and confused. The police did arrest him, thank goodness, but the report called it a "domestic violence incident." Maybe that's right, since it happened in my domicile. I got a good dead bolt after that. Last time I called the police was when I witnessed a hit & run accident and was put on hold after dialing 911 on my cell phone.

            By the way, I'm surprised if you were dead & earned the purple heart they didn't award it to you posthumously.

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              Posted: November 16, 2005, 9:13 am - IP Logged

              OLD news---enough of them already.  Dead    News, the MM winner(s).

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                Exactly.  If Mr. West has learned his lesson, he is now history.  We have a new turkey in the pot to watch.

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                  Posted: November 16, 2005, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                  yep if the West's and family keep their heads low and stay quiet, with the exception of their home town they will be history to the rest of the public.....Cause alot of us want to see what californian took away our jackpot.....Anaheim CA i think it was

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                    "Hehehe.  I googled myself once.  Even hired an agency to research me (cost me $150.00 bucks!!).  I found out that all the data was ten years old, almost none of it was true.  I even had to write the Army and raise a ruckus because they had bogus data.  I wound up having to mail copies my military records to them.  For a while, they had me KIA. Wouldn't give me a Purple Heart because I was dead. This, while I was in a Army hospital.  Sheesh!  I was even arrested, by the FBI, for desertion - I was in a combat zone, in full gear, when they handcuffed me, and drove me to headquarters.  Then they laughed.  Lost a lot of respect for the FBI on that day.  Idiots!"

                    Can't tell if you're joking or serious.  In any case, it sounds outrageous. I never dealt with the FBI, but I've had a few situations where the police caused me some headaches. When I lived in MA, I was assaulted in Harvard Square and I got a call from the guy, a total stranger. He said he got my name from the police report.  Later I was told it was his right to know whom he assaulted, so maybe it's not their fault, just the system. Imagine my shock and hysteria when I answered my phone.  In 97 someone broke into my home here.  It wasn't difficult to jimmy the lock. I got home and a very drunk guy had passed out on the bed in my guest room.  He wasn't violent, just very stoned and confused. The police did arrest him, thank goodness, but the report called it a "domestic violence incident." Maybe that's right, since it happened in my domicile. I got a good dead bolt after that. Last time I called the police was when I witnessed a hit & run accident and was put on hold after dialing 911 on my cell phone.

                    By the way, I'm surprised if you were dead & earned the purple heart they didn't award it to you posthumously.

                    Actually they are true stories.  Yes you can get a PH posthumously.  The dead aren't supposed to be requesting them from a hospital bed.  Thats what caused the rukus.  I forewent my usual pleasantness and make a lot of people unhappy.  And yes, they did serve a warrant on me.

                    Hummm - a domestic violence incident would upset me.  Means you can't own a firearm.  Frank Laugtenberg Ammendment to a law several years ago.  Cost a lot of cops there jobs, and left a lot of women defenseless to abusive husbands.

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                      yep if the West's and family keep their heads low and stay quiet, with the exception of their home town they will be history to the rest of the public.....Cause alot of us want to see what californian took away our jackpot.....Anaheim CA i think it was

                      That's the problem with winning a lottery jackpots, a lot of the losers think the winner took something that belonged to them. Angry

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                        But, wouldn't you have such a great time when he showed up.  Can you get him for back alimony?  That would be really cool!  Win MM, get a superior lawyer, and make it happen.

                        What's alimony? :) I think there must be a statute of limitations...we're talking about 20 years.  Anyway, I could have found him back then too with a little effort, but didn't bother. (I called my credit card company of course!) You're funny, but if I were rich hope I would never be like the people you read about who argue about who gets the dishes. Not my style at all.  Anyway, I can't get specific but I almost freaked out one day when I was bored and googling names. It's amazing what you find. Looks like he's a very successful businessman.  There were obituaries of a couple people I knew years ago. One multi-millionaire I broke up with 10 years ago died last year and I was thinking "Darn, so what if he was totally boring...I'd be a rich widow!" I didn't feel that way then, but at the time he was alive and kicking. LOL!  You see a lot of young women around here with much older men with money. I hope they're in love. I can't imagine sharing your bed with a man just for money (she writes as she wonders if she should lower her standards.)

                        Hehehe.  I googled myself once.  Even hired an agency to research me (cost me $150.00 bucks!!).  I found out that all the data was ten years old, almost none of it was true.  I even had to write the Army and raise a ruckus because they had bogus data.  I wound up having to mail copies my military records to them.  For a while, they had me KIA. Wouldn't give me a Purple Heart because I was dead. This, while I was in a Army hospital.  Sheesh!  I was even arrested, by the FBI, for desertion - I was in a combat zone, in full gear, when they handcuffed me, and drove me to headquarters.  Then they laughed.  Lost a lot of respect for the FBI on that day.  Idiots!

                        HAPPY WEDNESDAY CHEWIE....11/16

                        So they thought you were dead??????????.....How do you handcuff a dead man....????TwitchThey were idiots and should've known you'll go out when you are good and ready...And, they better give up that "Purple Heart"......We want Chewie to be fully decorated as they present you with the $$$$$$$$$ Prize Cheque.............US Flag

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                          Thanks - that was years ago.  Everything settled now.

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                            My press conference would sound like this:

                            "First of all thank God for giving me the talent to pick good numbers and to allow this to happen for me. Also thank ALL the people who played because without them there would be no jackpot."

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                              yep if the West's and family keep their heads low and stay quiet, with the exception of their home town they will be history to the rest of the public.....Cause alot of us want to see what californian took away our jackpot.....Anaheim CA i think it was

                              That's the problem with winning a lottery jackpots, a lot of the losers think the winner took something that belonged to them. Angry

                              Yeah it's odd how some people who lose think think this way. It as if their jackpot was taken away.

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