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$500 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record

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Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:00 am - IP Logged

Yeah it would increase your odds of getting A LOT smaller of an amount and having to file lawsuits possibly to even get that.

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    Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:19 am - IP Logged

    Yeah that will get you about $2.00 and that is probably about it. At mos 2 of 5 and the MB. I have done that before and with PB. But the MB is the least of your worries.

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      Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:35 am - IP Logged

      Anybody watching Good Morning America? Did you see that line!!!

      Looks like people are waiting for an IPad lol wow!

      I never seen that many people waiting in line for lotto tickets!!

      There going to interview past winners about how they did it.

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:40 am - IP Logged

        That offer stands for Jill only. In fact a couple pages back, I upped that offer to $250K.  So I will receive only one PM if this happens.   Wink

        So Jill is rooting for two people to win now. LOL Preferably her first, then you. LOL


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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:50 am - IP Logged

          So Jill is rooting for two people to win now. LOL Preferably her first, then you. LOL

          I hope she wins, I still have a shot at $25OK from her if she doe's. That's still big money to me.  Yes Nod

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            Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:58 am - IP Logged

            Richard Lustig promoting is book, he says not to use Quick Pick.

            Cynthie Stafford the $112 winner, she won using Quick Pick.

             

            20/20 is having a show tomorrow called Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For

            Looks at past lottery winners and losers as well as scammers and swidlers who vie for

            the slice of the winners pie. Why do so many lottery winners end up broke? What about

            the office pool? Can you play the odds to win? Anchored by Barbra Walters

            10:00 -11:00 ET on ABC

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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

              So, when one of us here on LotteryPost wins, how do we let the gang (the rest of you) know it was a LotteryPost member without compromising our intentions of staying anonymous? Can our location and/or IP address, or any other info we may be providing, be tracked by anyone here?

              I know some have said they would just disappear, but it sure would be nice to let everyone here know.  A little "keep the faith" attaboy!

              And how do we make a nice contribution to Todd for all his great work here on LotteryPost, while keeping on the down-low?

               

              P.S. Although I have only posted recently, I have been a LotteryPost reader for many, many years.  So I would like to contribute to the cause after I win.

              P.P.S. And what's with the Todd Vader or Darth Todd?  Looks more like Boba Fett to me.  Is he really evil and not the magnanimous leader I think he is?

              Quite honestly no one is going to care after about a week. After that people move on with their lives, they are not scheming about how to find you and your jackpot. I find it humorous that so many are so paranoid that everyone is going to come after them, as if the entire world is going to stop and revolve around a jackpot winner. Sounds really egotistic and self-righteous, and above all stupid. People already forgot about all the other huge jackpot winners, with the exception of the idiots who got a lot of negative media attention like Jack Whittaker. I don't see anyone even mentioning the West family now who won $340 million from PB. Namely because they did not mess up and were smart about it all. You may have a few isolated instances like that but for the most part no one is going to care. I would be far more concerned about hiding from your family and friends than strangers on the internet. Those are the ones who will make your life hell and try and fleece you for everything. I personally don't think about past jackpot winners after about a week or so.

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                Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

                Just 1 more day!

                No press conference when I claim ASAP....... and absolutely no pictures!

                Pennsylvania only requires name and town .............

                It is easy to be obscure, if you do it right .............. do any of you know the name of the Billionaire that passed away in Texas last year .........................

                dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

                 

                Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                  Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                  Richard Lustig promoting is book, he says not to use Quick Pick.

                  Cynthie Stafford the $112 winner, she won using Quick Pick.

                   

                  20/20 is having a show tomorrow called Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For

                  Looks at past lottery winners and losers as well as scammers and swidlers who vie for

                  the slice of the winners pie. Why do so many lottery winners end up broke? What about

                  the office pool? Can you play the odds to win? Anchored by Barbra Walters

                  10:00 -11:00 ET on ABC

                  Nikki - thanks for posting this info!


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                    Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                    Quite honestly no one is going to care after about a week. After that people move on with their lives, they are not scheming about how to find you and your jackpot. I find it humorous that so many are so paranoid that everyone is going to come after them, as if the entire world is going to stop and revolve around a jackpot winner. Sounds really egotistic and self-righteous, and above all stupid. People already forgot about all the other huge jackpot winners, with the exception of the idiots who got a lot of negative media attention like Jack Whittaker. I don't see anyone even mentioning the West family now who won $340 million from PB. Namely because they did not mess up and were smart about it all. You may have a few isolated instances like that but for the most part no one is going to care. I would be far more concerned about hiding from your family and friends than strangers on the internet. Those are the ones who will make your life hell and try and fleece you for everything. I personally don't think about past jackpot winners after about a week or so.

                    I Agree!   People over exaggerate their self-importance with the lottery. Visions of grandeur and the like.    No Pity!

                     

                    Family and "friends", that's who you really need to watch out for....... so very true!   Evil     Bat

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                      Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                      I like how all these people are so concerned about others finding who they are if they win.

                      First, nobody here will actually win it.

                      Second, even if someone did. Why wouldn't you post it on here?

                      Your name will be released. And if people really want to track you down and beg for money.. They will. Do people not understand how easy it is to find others personal information? Home address and phone numbers. Cell phone or home phone. Finding relatives etc.. Anybody who is a cop understands this.

                      Anybody who is worried about posting on Lottery Post after they win is stupid. You don't just win half a billion dollars and nobody knows who you are.

                      Plain and simple.

                      Actually no it won't if you claim via an LLC blind trust. Others have done that before and remained anonymous. At least for the most part.

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                        Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                        20/20 is having a show tomorrow called Lotto Frenzy: Be Careful What You Wish For

                        Looks at past lottery winners and losers as well as scammers and swidlers who vie for

                        the slice of the winners pie. Why do so many lottery winners end up broke? What about

                        the office pool? Can you play the odds to win? Anchored by Barbra Walters

                        10:00 -11:00 ET on ABC

                         

                        thanks for the info Nikkicute....Thumbs Up

                        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                          Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                          Win it first then start worrying about all the ifs ands or buts. That is my advice.Smile

                          Cart before the horse. 

                          Venom- I partially agree with you on your comment. It is indeed time consuming and wasterful to get a "complete" game plan together for "if you win the big jackpot". At the 

                          very least, any player especially those who are participating in Friday's MM drawing should get a preliminary plan together...nothing too intricate or extensive. That list should include:

                          1- Make photocopy and store winning ticket in safe place, preferably a ziplock bag in a safe deposit box at a bank. (I did not mention signing the back because you most likely will not be claiming the prize)

                          2- If you win THEN contact several attorneys (Tax, Corporate/trust), Financial advisors (many are CPA's)

                          3- Do not tell anyone other than your spouse(if your marriage is fine).  After retaining an attorney you can inform your siblings and parents IF they are to be included in your trust or are made a partner in an LLC.

                          4- Wish list: Where you would like to live, vehicles you would want, people/charity you want to help, etc. Don't get too detailed.

                           

                          This is a very generic plan and it will definitely get much more complicated if/when you win. In the meantime, it doesn't hurt to dream a little Smiley

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                            Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                            Yes, joshuacloak, it's a good way to run your 'budget math,' -- trade one form of Entertainment for a different one this draw.

                            This is my lucky 500th posted thought here!  I'm additionally motivated to win the PB $500M jackpot now!

                            Disney

                            Congrats! HaveABall Cheers

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                              Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                              So Jill is rooting for two people to win now. LOL Preferably her first, then you. LOL

                              Actually, I would be happy if any of my friends win as well as someone on LP Smiley

                                 
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