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Who would you tell if you won?

Topic closed. 31 replies. Last post 11 years ago by KYPower418.

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OK. You win. Who do you tell about it?

The goldfish. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
The dog. [ 6 ]  [11.76%]
My wife or husband. [ 16 ]  [31.37%]
My kids. [ 2 ]  [3.92%]
My ex-wife or ex-husband. [ 2 ]  [3.92%]
Neighbors. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Friends. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Everyone I know. [ 4 ]  [7.84%]
People I don't know. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
If the Goldfish talks, I flush him. [ 19 ]  [37.25%]
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Posted: September 28, 2005, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

I'll keep it to my wife.  No one else finds out.

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    Posted: September 29, 2005, 12:15 am - IP Logged

    My mother. I would have to tell someone where the ticket is just in case something bad happened before I could claim it but after I knew I won I would update my will ASAP and get as much liability insurance also ASAP.

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      Posted: September 29, 2005, 1:22 am - IP Logged

      Unfortunately, whether I tell anyone or not, the Tax Man will find out I won!

       

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        Posted: September 29, 2005, 8:10 am - IP Logged

        Only person I would tell is my wonderful wife, she is my pillar day in & day out

        In Canada, the tax man is only interested in the interest thereafter, so he will be the last to know

        Bill & Ineke

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          Posted: September 29, 2005, 9:23 am - IP Logged

          My wife and some tax, accountant, and financial planning professionals.  I'd become invisible.  I certainly wouldn't do like the MM couple who had a press conference.  I pray their lives is not disrupted.  They think/have faith that they can remain normal with that amount of winnings.  I don't think there is a snow balls chance in hell that they can remain where they are and lead normal lives.  I hope I'm wrong. 

          Everyone will approach them in some form or manner.  It will be interesting to see what happens with them, since they have no problem being public figures.

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            Posted: September 29, 2005, 9:41 am - IP Logged

            I would tell my wife, daughter, attorney, CFP (certified financial planner), and CPA (certified public accountant). Try to avoid publicity as much as possible, keep quiet, and stay low key until someone else wins the lottery again. (Hopefully, when other person wins, I'll be old news.)

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              Posted: September 30, 2005, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

              Since I'm single right now, I would say my family members. If I win, I let my sister take care of our winnings.

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                Posted: September 30, 2005, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                I would tell my mother and sisters.

                Dance like no one is watching.

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                  Posted: October 1, 2005, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                  I would only tell the ppl in my lottery pool and they are under oath to not tell another soul until after we claim the prize.  Unfortunately the one guy in the pool is better then the American Press and tells things much quicker then a New York ticker tape. So I may just not tell him til the moment we kidnap him and take him to the lottery headquarters. Even then, we'll take his cell phone and any electronic devices he may have on him.Ohh and some duct tape!

                  PS; I did vote "if the goldfish talks". Love the humor!

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                    Posted: October 4, 2005, 2:55 am - IP Logged

                    i would tell my family, and no one else then take $5 million and put the rest in the bank, then be like Bobby Fischer and disappear. maybe forever

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                      Posted: October 4, 2005, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I would tell the lottery commission so they could start paying me my money.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: October 4, 2005, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I would tell the lottery commission so they could start paying me my money.

                        Good point.

                        That would be a particularly useful group of people to inform.

                         

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                          Posted: October 5, 2005, 1:54 am - IP Logged

                          i would just tell the people who need to know not anyone else.

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                            Posted: October 5, 2005, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                            I wouldn't tell anyone other than an estate tax attorney that I won.

                            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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                              Posted: October 5, 2005, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                              outside of the people I need to tell to get my money.   no one until the check has clear the bank.

                              (cash in hand first)

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