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Preparation for picking up the prize.

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You've won. What do you do until you pick up the prize?

I speak to financial people. [ 16 ]  [31.37%]
I ask my spouse what to do. [ 2 ]  [3.92%]
I prevent my spouse from knowing. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I contact a tax attorney. [ 8 ]  [15.69%]
I contact a divorce attorney. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
I stuff the ticket in my underwear. [ 2 ]  [3.92%]
I put the ticket in a safe deposit box. [ 5 ]  [9.80%]
I ask my in laws for advice. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
I stare at the ticket continuously. [ 15 ]  [29.41%]
I let the goldfish watch the ticket under water. [ 1 ]  [1.96%]
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Posted: November 10, 2005, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

Of course you are going to win the lottery, and inevitably you will face that interlude between the time you discover that you've won, and the time you go to pick up the ticket.

How will you spend that interlude and what do you do?

 

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    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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    Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:25 am - IP Logged

    oprah and only oprah

     

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      Posted: November 11, 2005, 1:22 am - IP Logged

      For me, It depends on how much I actually win. Different games have different jackpot sizes, so I would have to know which game I was actually playing to give a good answer.

      Dance like no one is watching.

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        Posted: November 11, 2005, 1:32 am - IP Logged

        I will laugh a lot, dance and start packing!!! Dance

        Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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          Posted: November 11, 2005, 8:47 am - IP Logged

          I will laugh a lot, dance and start packing!!! Dance

          I Agree! 

          Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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            Posted: November 11, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged
            When I win the big jackpot I'll be renting the top floor in the Hyatt regency in charm city until the check clears the bank. We'll be having a continuos party the whole time. Only closest family and dear friends will be there. My attorney and financial planner will discuss options for setting up trust funds and stock options. I will also be talking with Realtors about some property in some exclusive area where we will be relocating to, preferably a gated community or private estate.

            I've always wanted to live in a stone house with several fireplaces. So I will either find one that's already built or consider having one built. I might also build or buy a house down the road from Jack Purcell. (Rip Snorter) And we will pack some mules and go looking for the lost Dutchman mine. Possibly rent some satellite time to help locate the gold hidden there.

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              Posted: November 11, 2005, 11:35 am - IP Logged

              When i win i'll let you know if I told the truth here.

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                Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                You can always hire someone to handle all your arrangements as the Wests did according this article:
                 
                From the New York Post:

                Steven West and his wife, Carolyn, along with his in-laws Frances and
                Bob Chaney, immediately hired a publicist who sent the morning shows'
                bookers a list of demands that rivals any rock star's contract.


                      Doug Orr, the national director of marketing for the Multi-State
                Lottery Association, e-mailed "Today" execs: "I spoke with Curtis Bennett
                [the Wests' publicist] this morning again . . . I was able to convince
                Curtis that one of the smaller private jets really would not be nearly as
                comfortable as first class in the commercial airlines . . .


                      "It appears the Wests would like the following in order to give you
                their first live interview: [first class-tickets for] the Wests, three of
                their children, and Curt Bennett and his wife."


                      They also wanted: "Four rooms per evening for the entire stay at the
                Waldorf . . . Meal allowance for the entire [four-day] trip for the group .
                . . [perhaps] an NBC representative taking the Wests' group out to a nice
                restaurant as a possibility? The Wests really, really want to go to a
                'Saturday Night Live' performance . . . The Wests would like theater tickets
                for a Broadway production. 'The Lion King' was mentioned . . . A guided tour
                of NYC . . . A limo to take them around during their entire stay."


                      A source from within "Today" said, "When [executive producer] Jim Bell
                heard about the demands he said, '[Bleep] them!' " Bell declined comment.


                      The Wests and their extended family did show up on "Good Morning
                America" yesterday morning.


                      ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said, "The facts are: we [flew]
                the Wests and their kids commercial to NYC. We are putting them up at the
                Millennium Hotel in Times Square . . . We told the family we don't buy
                Broadway tickets for our guests or provide car service around New York
                except when we are moving them from one ABC location to another.


                      "Nevertheless, we are working all our contacts at NBC in an effort to
                get them 'Saturday Night Live' tickets, but so far NBC isn't returning our
                calls. Go figure."


                 

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                  You can always hire someone to handle all your arrangements as the Wests did according this article:
                   
                  From the New York Post:

                  Steven West and his wife, Carolyn, along with his in-laws Frances and
                  Bob Chaney, immediately hired a publicist who sent the morning shows'
                  bookers a list of demands that rivals any rock star's contract.


                        Doug Orr, the national director of marketing for the Multi-State
                  Lottery Association, e-mailed "Today" execs: "I spoke with Curtis Bennett
                  [the Wests' publicist] this morning again . . . I was able to convince
                  Curtis that one of the smaller private jets really would not be nearly as
                  comfortable as first class in the commercial airlines . . .


                        "It appears the Wests would like the following in order to give you
                  their first live interview: [first class-tickets for] the Wests, three of
                  their children, and Curt Bennett and his wife."


                        They also wanted: "Four rooms per evening for the entire stay at the
                  Waldorf . . . Meal allowance for the entire [four-day] trip for the group .
                  . . [perhaps] an NBC representative taking the Wests' group out to a nice
                  restaurant as a possibility? The Wests really, really want to go to a
                  'Saturday Night Live' performance . . . The Wests would like theater tickets
                  for a Broadway production. 'The Lion King' was mentioned . . . A guided tour
                  of NYC . . . A limo to take them around during their entire stay."


                        A source from within "Today" said, "When [executive producer] Jim Bell
                  heard about the demands he said, '[Bleep] them!' " Bell declined comment.


                        The Wests and their extended family did show up on "Good Morning
                  America" yesterday morning.


                        ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider said, "The facts are: we [flew]
                  the Wests and their kids commercial to NYC. We are putting them up at the
                  Millennium Hotel in Times Square . . . We told the family we don't buy
                  Broadway tickets for our guests or provide car service around New York
                  except when we are moving them from one ABC location to another.


                        "Nevertheless, we are working all our contacts at NBC in an effort to
                  get them 'Saturday Night Live' tickets, but so far NBC isn't returning our
                  calls. Go figure."


                   

                  Apparently it's kind of hard to win a huge prize and not be an idiot.

                  I will tell you the last thing I will be doing is making arrangements to appear on TV shows.  And I would never dream of highering a "publicist."  Rather I would hire an "obscurisist."

                   


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                    Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                    I probably wouldn't be looking to get tickets to Saturday Night Live.  What a horrible and dull show that's become.


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                      Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                      If I had won the jackpot in any game MM or CA SLP, I would let my married sister [if my ticket won in Tracy] or my unmarried sister [if my ticket won in Concord] help me with the finances. Then I would also talk to the retailer and financial people to help us.

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                        Posted: November 11, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                        They must have thought that they were rock stars. Skeptical Hopefully, they got the 15 minutes that they wanted.

                        Dance like no one is watching.

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                          Posted: November 11, 2005, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I would call Jerry Springer and tell him to get ready to have me on his show. If you knew my family, you would know why.

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                            Posted: November 11, 2005, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                            I love their demades. It is the best thing then appearing in some tv show. If anyone wants to put me on display I will make them pay. Notihing is free.

                              hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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                              Posted: November 11, 2005, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                              hmm. I wonder if they thought an outrageous list of demands would deter the publicity?

                               

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