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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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Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  

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Posted: October 6, 2005, 10:48 am - IP Logged

My trustee would be the first to know. Then the woman who set up my trust. But I don't want anyone else to know, if that's possible.


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    Posted: October 6, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    rundown 99 you wrote: 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.

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    How do you know the attorney wouldn't claim the prize for themselves?:) Also, if a trust has a name, can't anyone look up the name of a trust, just like a business? Also, do you know if all states would allow a trust to accept a prize? (for example, only one powerball state allows anonymity, but the other states require a name to be revealed)

    As far as "publicity", the people who get their pictures taken holding the big fake checks, do so voluntarily. It is not required. If you have any good links to share about setting up a trust to claim a lottery winning, please post for all the lottery dreamers:) Thanks

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      Posted: October 6, 2005, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

      I'd play it by ear.  The people who'd have to know would know.  I'd feed the goldfish to the cats, same as any other goldfish.  He'd probably drop the dime on me to the cats trying to buy his way out.

      Jack

      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.

       

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        Posted: October 6, 2005, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

        rundown 99 you wrote: 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.

        * * *

        How do you know the attorney wouldn't claim the prize for themselves?:) Also, if a trust has a name, can't anyone look up the name of a trust, just like a business? Also, do you know if all states would allow a trust to accept a prize? (for example, only one powerball state allows anonymity, but the other states require a name to be revealed)

        As far as "publicity", the people who get their pictures taken holding the big fake checks, do so voluntarily. It is not required. If you have any good links to share about setting up a trust to claim a lottery winning, please post for all the lottery dreamers:) Thanks

        Here in New Jersey you are required to attend a press conference if you win.  You may not have to hold the giant check, but you must attend the press conference.

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          Posted: October 6, 2005, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

            I an't tellin anybody!! i would be to SCARED tooScared

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            Posted: October 6, 2005, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

            I think in some states you have to take pictures or do at least a "mini" type interview.

            Dance like no one is watching.

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              Posted: October 17, 2005, 12:28 am - IP Logged

              It's going to be hard for the Powerball winner to escape notice.

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                Posted: October 17, 2005, 5:46 am - IP Logged

                since everyone else is asleep when I check the numbers, most likely candidate will be the dogs. once I have calmed down, I'll wake the mrs.

                kids will not know until they need to... for their safety.

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                  Posted: October 17, 2005, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                  I would tell my mom only. I am not married and I am 26 years old...telling anyone else besides the lottery commission and any financial professionals would be too dangerous. I would not even tell my brother until well after I claimed the jackpot. I believe here in Michigan, you don't HAVE to do a press conference but your name IS public record.

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                    Posted: October 17, 2005, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    I would tell my mother first so she would put in her notice at work after I checked the ticket on the internet.  Then the next business day the Oregon lottery to get the check and lastly the bank to deposit the check and for some financial advice on the new money.

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                      Posted: October 17, 2005, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                      It takes some time once claimed (I think 8 weeks in PA) for the ticket to be validated and for any money to change hands.

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                        Posted: October 19, 2005, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                        I would tell only my coworker/lawyer, see if he wants a new account to manage.

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                          Posted: October 19, 2005, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Would anyone tell the city of Detroit?  That way you can help rebuild it.

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                            Posted: October 19, 2005, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I'd probably tell my parents first-then my brother and dog (she'll be the richest beagle hound ever :) )But word spreads fast in my family so I'm sure they'll know at least 12 hours after we won LOL.

                            There's always again!

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                              Posted: October 19, 2005, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                              I'm tellin my cat Daisy. She told me what numbers to play tonight.

                               

                              good luck everyone.

                               

                              as always I'm Destinedtowin.Thud(me tonight when I win)

                              forever optimistic!