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Posted: February 21, 2006, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

Why not?  As long as the commercial wasn't stupid and really cheesy I would do it.  My reasons are that the media is going to make your face known no matter what so you might as well use that to your own advantage.  Also since it will probably take at least 2 weeks to get money from the Powerball in your pocket, this would be a good chance to take a private jet to florida get away and make a few bucks.  All no someone else's dime.  If you didn't want to keep all the money use 50% while waiting for your Powerball money and give 50% to charity.  If you get more offers I would get an agent to advise me so that I wouldn't over do the commercials and look like a jerk.  Also if I could get some of the these corporate sponsers I would get them to recomend some good financial advisors(in nebraska I would see if I could get a short meeting to get some financial advice from Warren Buffet). Try and end up a Billionaire instead of a dead broke media "joke" after 5 years.   Investing is about taking advantage of your situation so I say if someone wants to pay you to do a commercial and give you the use of a private jet and probably put you up in some 5 star resort GO FOR IT!!

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      the guy or wormen is probley too scared to come out of the house in fear that someone has found out. If i was him i would let the lawyer collect the money n try to keep a low profile.   

     

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      Why not ask the President or the VP, I hear they will do almost anything to make a buck.  The VP's got his company all those no-bid contracts in Iraq and now the president allowing the Arabs to take over our nation's largest seaports. 

      I've hear it's the first million dollars that hard to get, the rest of 'em come easy and it must be true. 

      Any time Chucky Sumer and that skank-slug from California is regurgitating words of wisdom, hold your nose and grab a barf bag.  Chucky, the leading American who would would rather see you lying dead in the gutters of New York City, then have the chance to defend yourself.  Barbara Box would look down and say, whats the problem?  I can afford body guards, why can't you?  Two people who have gotten rich off laws they have written, complaining about two Americans who got rich the old fashioned way - their family earned it.  I have the same esteem for them that I have for STDs.

      Just who would you suggest America get to run those ports?  Google, and name one company in America that can handle that type of contract.  Even the Brits are getting out of the business, it is why the contract is up for acquisition.  How about some South American company? NOPE!  How about a country from Europe? Nope!  How about Canada? NOPE!  Liberals are great about complaining, but never have an answer.  Forty years of liberal democrats, and all we got was a United Nations Building, a welfare program that is out of control, a Social Security program that will be broke before your children know what the abbreviation SSAN stands for, unions that support sub-standard labor for ourangeous prices, and thousands of country's who expect us to beg forgiveness for being better then they are.

      Know some one in the Navy?  Ask them the to name best port in the Middle East they've been at.  Ask them to name the port where the security allowed to to feel totally secure.  Ask them to name a country in the Middle East where an American has never been blown up.  Yep, the one country you know zilch about, but want to complain about.

      Oh, by the way, it is not HIS company any more.  He doesn't need the money.  He has more then you'll ever have, even if you won the lottery.  Haliburton - is the ONLY company qualified to do what it does.  Name another company that can set up operations in thrity days in a war zone?  Four years later and there are only a few wannabes that still can't qualify.  I prefer the BEST take care of America and its troops, not some one rinky-dinky outfit thrown together to look good at a Sounthern Conference meeting in Alabama!

      Either Chaney or Bush could buy you, give you away, and buy you back, and wouldn't even have to check the balance on their accounts.  Unlike Billy-Bob and Hillary-Jane Clinton, they don't need the increase in pay, or rely on Pork Bellies to get invited to the better neighborhoods for dinner.  They have no gutter to crawl out from.  I'd trust my daugher in George Bushes house any day of the week; I wouldn't want her in the same neighborhood as Bill Clinton.  You want to bad mouth the rich, go after the Swimmer Kennedy.  Ask Mary-Jo's mom whether she prefers Kennedy or Bush.

      lolololololol..........Chewie........

      Now, just tell us what you really think, stop being subtle and shy......... 

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        Why not?  As long as the commercial wasn't stupid and really cheesy I would do it.  My reasons are that the media is going to make your face known no matter what so you might as well use that to your own advantage.  Also since it will probably take at least 2 weeks to get money from the Powerball in your pocket, this would be a good chance to take a private jet to florida get away and make a few bucks.  All no someone else's dime.  If you didn't want to keep all the money use 50% while waiting for your Powerball money and give 50% to charity.  If you get more offers I would get an agent to advise me so that I wouldn't over do the commercials and look like a jerk.  Also if I could get some of the these corporate sponsers I would get them to recomend some good financial advisors(in nebraska I would see if I could get a short meeting to get some financial advice from Warren Buffet). Try and end up a Billionaire instead of a dead broke media "joke" after 5 years.   Investing is about taking advantage of your situation so I say if someone wants to pay you to do a commercial and give you the use of a private jet and probably put you up in some 5 star resort GO FOR IT!!

        HAPPY TUESDAY....."PETER"

        .....now, that would certainly work for me, even if I don't care for the "junk food"..I certainly like the "money earned from pushing junk"..........

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          Posted: February 21, 2006, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

          Anything to expose his identity. I sure wouldn't want to expose my self and tun into a beehive.

          How do you hide three hundred sixty-five million dollars from the publice - when the world wants to know?  Ever heard of leaks? The world will know your name!  No doubt about it.  How many commercial ad-people have you seen walking through the supermarket you shop at?  You wouldn't recognize Jack if he was sitting at the end of the bar. 

          More money because you're known?  Why not?  You plan to invest your winnings don't you? 

          Sheesh!

          There are many ways to not to expose yourself on a large scale. Time and patience is one thing. The rest I wouldn't expose. I might need it myself someday. From what I read in your posts its something you lack. It has been done before with very large jackpots.

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            Posted: February 21, 2006, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

            Hey! Beats being a spokes person for Preparation H or a Hygiene commercial! I get plum embarressed when I see the Lady in the charmin commercial who is rubbing the TP on her face to gesture how soft it is! Sorry but I think that product is to be used on other parts of the body!

            I am plum eager to hear the winners story! I hope the winner is somewhat comical and ham's it up for the media! Why not be happy :)

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              Doesn't matter any more.  They are steping forward tomorow.  No hesitating.  Exactly how some one with money should act. Some one with BALLS!  What a refreshing enlighment!  NO burying of the head in the sand, only taking advantage of the moment!  Now, we'll see who is right.  Will the winner loose it all because they were capable of making a decision without waiting months?  Or will the winner become a multi-millionaire immediately?  An example of how to handle money is in the making!

              Cheers

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                Posted: February 21, 2006, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                  the guy or wormen is probley too scared to come out of the house in fear that someone has found out. If i was him i would let the lawyer collect the money n try to keep a low profile.   

                 

                Bash

                WRONG!  The winner is a winner, and proud of it!  Some one willing to step forward and take advantage of a situation.  Not scared, no fear, doesn't need some one to speak for him.  Get the money, have the money!! Tomorrow he begins being his own person, the first step shows he has what it takes to be rich!  The timid, can continue hiding.  Fear begets fear, only scardy cats want to perfect being fearfull.

                Cheers

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                  Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                  I heard a rumor on the radio the winner may be a group of people. It's likely they are figuring out how to legally divide the prize and not get double-taxed.

                  Also.. I would love there to be some kind of meal named after a Powerball winner. I might even go the 100 miles to the nearest Long John Silver's (the last time I ate at one was in circa 1998!).. but it would be nice too if they had come out with a "Jack Roll" - a bacon biscuit like the ones they had only at the Super Serve that I never got to try. 

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                    I heard a rumor on the radio the winner may be a group of people. It's likely they are figuring out how to legally divide the prize and not get double-taxed.

                    Also.. I would love there to be some kind of meal named after a Powerball winner. I might even go the 100 miles to the nearest Long John Silver's (the last time I ate at one was in circa 1998!).. but it would be nice too if they had come out with a "Jack Roll" - a bacon biscuit like the ones they had only at the Super Serve that I never got to try. 

                    The IRS doesn't care.  They are going to get their their money no matter how it is divided.  The guy with the smile will be the Lottery Director.  The guy without the smile, will be the IRS Agent.  The guy trying not to smile will be the Nebraska Tax Collector.  The people waving their business cards?  They are the vulltures wanting to help you spend the money.

                    Cheers

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                      Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

                        the guy or wormen is probley too scared to come out of the house in fear that someone has found out. If i was him i would let the lawyer collect the money n try to keep a low profile.   

                       

                      Bash

                      I wonder how much a winner has to pay a lawyer to collect a lottery prize? 

                      Any idea? anyone?

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                        Why not ask the President or the VP, I hear they will do almost anything to make a buck.  The VP's got his company all those no-bid contracts in Iraq and now the president allowing the Arabs to take over our nation's largest seaports. 

                        I've hear it's the first million dollars that hard to get, the rest of 'em come easy and it must be true. 

                        Any time Chucky Sumer and that skank-slug from California is regurgitating words of wisdom, hold your nose and grab a barf bag.  Chucky, the leading American who would would rather see you lying dead in the gutters of New York City, then have the chance to defend yourself.  Barbara Box would look down and say, whats the problem?  I can afford body guards, why can't you?  Two people who have gotten rich off laws they have written, complaining about two Americans who got rich the old fashioned way - their family earned it.  I have the same esteem for them that I have for STDs.

                        Just who would you suggest America get to run those ports?  Google, and name one company in America that can handle that type of contract.  Even the Brits are getting out of the business, it is why the contract is up for acquisition.  How about some South American company? NOPE!  How about a country from Europe? Nope!  How about Canada? NOPE!  Liberals are great about complaining, but never have an answer.  Forty years of liberal democrats, and all we got was a United Nations Building, a welfare program that is out of control, a Social Security program that will be broke before your children know what the abbreviation SSAN stands for, unions that support sub-standard labor for ourangeous prices, and thousands of country's who expect us to beg forgiveness for being better then they are.

                        Know some one in the Navy?  Ask them the to name best port in the Middle East they've been at.  Ask them to name the port where the security allowed to to feel totally secure.  Ask them to name a country in the Middle East where an American has never been blown up.  Yep, the one country you know zilch about, but want to complain about.

                        Oh, by the way, it is not HIS company any more.  He doesn't need the money.  He has more then you'll ever have, even if you won the lottery.  Haliburton - is the ONLY company qualified to do what it does.  Name another company that can set up operations in thrity days in a war zone?  Four years later and there are only a few wannabes that still can't qualify.  I prefer the BEST take care of America and its troops, not some one rinky-dinky outfit thrown together to look good at a Sounthern Conference meeting in Alabama!

                        Either Chaney or Bush could buy you, give you away, and buy you back, and wouldn't even have to check the balance on their accounts.  Unlike Billy-Bob and Hillary-Jane Clinton, they don't need the increase in pay, or rely on Pork Bellies to get invited to the better neighborhoods for dinner.  They have no gutter to crawl out from.  I'd trust my daugher in George Bushes house any day of the week; I wouldn't want her in the same neighborhood as Bill Clinton.  You want to bad mouth the rich, go after the Swimmer Kennedy.  Ask Mary-Jo's mom whether she prefers Kennedy or Bush.

                        I'm always amazed to see how brain-washed some republicans are. It's always "republicans = good" and "Democrats = Bad". I'll never understand how anyone can just blindly follow ANY political party. Anyone that's willing to take a honest look at American politics will freely admit that there are some good republican lawmakers, but most are not, and there are some good democratic lawmakers, but most are not. And I can tell from this post that this particular republican has been brain-washed for a long time!!!

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                          Posted: February 21, 2006, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                          Actually, I live in Lincoln, where the winning ticket was sold, and the jackpot winners (the group of 7 employees from the nearby Cook's smoked-meat business) will hold a news conference tomorrow morning at 10:30 CST at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel in downtown Lincoln.

                          Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                          If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                            Another company trying to jump on another bandwagon of someone who has lots of money. Perhaps they should also offer these endorsements to someone who could actually use the money. If I won even $30 million or more, the endorsement amount would mean nothing to me. Sure your name will be in the public for awhile, but endorsements such as these will make sure that you are MORE well known for a lot LONGER.

                            To some they may need, and crave the attention. Others simply do not care to create even more problems than they already have. Also another case of selling out for someone who probably does not even eat the food. But I guess since lottery jackpot winners eat lobster bites supposedly, we all should then. Maybe we will also be as lucky then...even though they did not start eating them until AFTER they won and finally became a somebody simply because they were now a millionaire.

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                              Millionaire, meat packing, cornhuskers endorsing a fast food seafood resturant?  As the man said:

                              There's one born every minute.

                              Jim 


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