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You just won a huge lottery jackpot! Now what?

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They did that on the advice of their lawyer, one who had previously represented two other lottery winners. (he bills himself as "The Lottery Lawyer") I think his motive was clear.

Don't take offense Mike, but that is not the attorney they hired. They went with Joe Townsend, an idiot attorney from Memphis. The lottery lawyer you pointed out came out strongly against Joe's motives, even going so far as to say he endangered the lives of the Robinson family.

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    This is my own opinion , I am No Tax expert , etcccc . 

    Learn from other winners ......remember the lady recently sued because she wanted to 

    stay anonymous , research that story .  If you sign it , more likely you wouldn't be Anonymous. 

    There's many question that needs to be answered .   There's one Winner , I know of , I'll have

    to go searching for , maybe he could give me the answer or I could go to the same 

    Wealth Management , he went too . I'm 100% ready to win the Mega Millions !!! 

    A plan is in place !!!

    Ready To Win ....

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      Where did the $913 million amount come from?

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        I like that California has a "lottery winners handbook" download-able from their website.  Good info no matter what state you live in. 

        I've also always said the lottery needs to compile a book on all the lottery winners who did everything wrong and lost it all; A "here's what NOT to do" book.

        Good Luck to Everyone!

        Thanks for that information !!!

        Ready To Win ....

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          Where did the $913 million amount come from?

          They bumped up the cash value earlier today.

          "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

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            Yes I read that article .

            In my opinion , All States should be Anonymous . 

            I'm aware  4 or 5 states or so , are anonymous !! 

            Ready To Win ....

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              billybob1185, Are you saying that John and Lisa Robinson who won one-third of the former record jackpot could have claimed anonymously? They were ill-served by their lawyer. 

               I know that a winner of this jackpot should interview three lawyers/attorneys, three financial planners, and three accountants. The winner will have the time and funds to do this. 

               The California Lottery "Winners Handbook" has some good ideas and contact information.

               These are lottery dreams that we rarely have. Enjoy them! 

              I thought of the same thing , long time ago ,

              interview  as many as you can , lawyers ,

              financial planners and accountants. 

              Ready To Win ....

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                Every one should read The Millionaire Next Door. 

                One example;

                What percentage of millionaires drive brand new cars.

                23.5%

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Move away to new rental place. 1hour drive from current location. Different county. Rent apartment. Wait for 1 month to get utility bill. Go to dmv and change address on licence. Use this to claim lottery. At least people will not camp where u actually live.

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                    Thanks for the video .....

                     

                    That's one spoke person said today , be around people who has your back ,

                    no matter what . Who you can trust and feel comfortable with . 

                    There's many positive stories , with winners !!! 

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                      Don't take offense Mike, but that is not the attorney they hired. They went with Joe Townsend, an idiot attorney from Memphis. The lottery lawyer you pointed out came out strongly against Joe's motives, even going so far as to say he endangered the lives of the Robinson family.

                      Thanks for the update NG

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                        YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUP......Pay attention to me..... That is the first website of a Legal Firm, I have seen, that talks about being on national TV so much and a running blog about lottery results. Chair

                        Some lawyers are actually suggesting doing the full "dog and pony" shows saying it's better to get all publicity out of the way and how many people besides Music even know their names and where they live?

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                          I just bought an extra Mega Millions Ticket and then helped a young woman that attempting to purchase $20 worth of MM tickets at the touch screen lottery machine. She was very confused and had already put in her money. In the end she got her tickets and I almost forgot to purchase my lunch meat at the deli LOL!

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                            They bumped up the cash value earlier today.

                            Todd listed it before the MM web page updated LOL!

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                              Some lawyers are actually suggesting doing the full "dog and pony" shows saying it's better to get all publicity out of the way and how many people besides Music even know their names and where they live?

                              My feeling is that it would obviously be best remain anonymous if at all possible, and with a smaller jackpot that might be possible, but in the case of either of these jackpots there would simply be no hiding it. lol... Best one could hope for is that people knew (suspect) that you won a lottery, but they didn't know the magnitude of your new found wealth. Unless, that is, you were ready and able to abandon your former life completely, but that would be impossible for most of us.

                              Also, I can see the validity of getting the "dog and pony show" out of the way in the case of a "normal" jackpot, at least then you can reasonably expect the media to leave you alone, but if you won tonight's behemoth of a jackpot there would be no end to the media interest.

                                 
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