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Posted: November 22, 2005, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

If you do win the Powerball jackpot, of course you will need to leave town after claiming the prize.  Does the lottery give you some of the money up front (So you can leave town and rent a hotel room) or do you have to wait until later on to receive any of it.  I read about a Wisconsin PB winner (Peter Bapes) who won it earlier this year and the website said that he would receive the wire transfer within 10 business days. 

 

But what if.....

Someone, such as a greedy family member or relative , interferes with the wire transfer and tells the lottery to give your prize money to THEM instead of you.  There have been times when someone wins and people try to sue the lottery winner even before they get the money.  How do you know that someone won't convince the lottery to give them the money instead when it should be for you.  You never know...... maybe it's better to go somewhere where you can be anonymous.

I thought this post was a joke at first when I read it but by seeing the replies I guess rundown was really serious when he/she asked this question. 1st of all I went to the WI website to read this story that was mentioned but I guess WI felt that if you win the Powerball that besides leaving your town your story should also disappear. So of course like anyone who would want to find out things for themselves I went to the Powerball website were I found the story. For some reason I don't see anything there that said he HAD to leave his town after claiming his prize. I also didn't see anything about a wire transfer. Rundown99 could you post the link, I'm interested in reading this article. As far as I know nobody can claim the jackpot but the person with the winning ticket, then it's a free for all with ex's, child support, IRS, and possibly a lottery pool.

It said on the Winner's story (Wisconsin, January 8, 2005) that:

 

"Bapes, 51, has chosen the $20.2 million cash option jackpot. After taxes, he will receive a single lump sum payment of $13.8 million. Payment will be made by bank wire within 10 business days. " 

(I'm sorry.  It was bank wire, not wire transfer.  I thought that the terms were synonamous. )

 

 

I'm sorry to lash out at you Chewie.  I am just too damn paranoid.  Please forgive me.  But, you did hurt my feelings in your previous posts.

 

You guys are right.  I am too paranoid.  I shouldn't have even asked that question.  Of course, the person who claimed the prize can't lose all of it because of someone else in the beginnning.   I have been on the lottery post for years, so I can tell you guys about my life.  I can talk to you guys and girls.  It's just that my overprotective father is having me work for him at this job that even the employees are unhappy at, and I am afraid that if I ever win the jackpot, that he will try to fight me over the money and try to take my winnings from me to keep me from leaving that place.

I still think it is sad and pathetic when an LP poster has to debate with themselves whether to ask a question or not, and how that question will be viewed.  Rundown, your paranoia may not be such a bad thing.  People scam and steal from others all the time. When a lot of money is involved, paranoia is a common feeling with SOME people.  That doesn't make you crazy or aloof, just cautious.

I say keep asking questions.  There are people here at LP that can give you supportive input without insulting you.  You apologized to Chewie for insulting her even though she insulted you first, let's see if she is the better person to offer you the same.

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    I THINK NOW I HAVE HEARD SOME CROCK IN MY TIME, BUT THIS TAKES THE CAKE! I would love to see someone hack into the secure system of the Lottery and the United States Banking System to intercept "ANY WIRE TRANSFER"! NOW THAT WOULD BE A FEAT (if it could be done successfully) I WOULD ADMIRE!

    I don't know why the lottery and the US Banking systems would be so safe when the government websites are hacked so many time each day??? I also don't know why AOL is advertising that no one will get hacked or suffer from identity theft. That is a big claim that so far NO ONE has ever been able to stop. There are people who believe their whole purpose in life is to hack sites and create viruses.

    I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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      Posted: November 22, 2005, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

      If you do win the Powerball jackpot, of course you will need to leave town after claiming the prize.  Does the lottery give you some of the money up front (So you can leave town and rent a hotel room) or do you have to wait until later on to receive any of it.  I read about a Wisconsin PB winner (Peter Bapes) who won it earlier this year and the website said that he would receive the wire transfer within 10 business days. 

       

      But what if.....

      Someone, such as a greedy family member or relative , interferes with the wire transfer and tells the lottery to give your prize money to THEM instead of you.  There have been times when someone wins and people try to sue the lottery winner even before they get the money.  How do you know that someone won't convince the lottery to give them the money instead when it should be for you.  You never know...... maybe it's better to go somewhere where you can be anonymous.

      I thought this post was a joke at first when I read it but by seeing the replies I guess rundown was really serious when he/she asked this question. 1st of all I went to the WI website to read this story that was mentioned but I guess WI felt that if you win the Powerball that besides leaving your town your story should also disappear. So of course like anyone who would want to find out things for themselves I went to the Powerball website were I found the story. For some reason I don't see anything there that said he HAD to leave his town after claiming his prize. I also didn't see anything about a wire transfer. Rundown99 could you post the link, I'm interested in reading this article. As far as I know nobody can claim the jackpot but the person with the winning ticket, then it's a free for all with ex's, child support, IRS, and possibly a lottery pool.

      It said on the Winner's story (Wisconsin, January 8, 2005) that:

       

      "Bapes, 51, has chosen the $20.2 million cash option jackpot. After taxes, he will receive a single lump sum payment of $13.8 million. Payment will be made by bank wire within 10 business days. " 

      (I'm sorry.  It was bank wire, not wire transfer.  I thought that the terms were synonamous. )

       

       

      I'm sorry to lash out at you Chewie.  I am just too damn paranoid.  Please forgive me.  But, you did hurt my feelings in your previous posts.

       

      You guys are right.  I am too paranoid.  I shouldn't have even asked that question.  Of course, the person who claimed the prize can't lose all of it because of someone else in the beginnning.   I have been on the lottery post for years, so I can tell you guys about my life.  I can talk to you guys and girls.  It's just that my overprotective father is having me work for him at this job that even the employees are unhappy at, and I am afraid that if I ever win the jackpot, that he will try to fight me over the money and try to take my winnings from me to keep me from leaving that place.

      I still think it is sad and pathetic when an LP poster has to debate with themselves whether to ask a question or not, and how that question will be viewed.  Rundown, your paranoia may not be such a bad thing.  People scam and steal from others all the time. When a lot of money is involved, paranoia is a common feeling with SOME people.  That doesn't make you crazy or aloof, just cautious.

      I say keep asking questions.  There are people here at LP that can give you supportive input without insulting you.  You apologized to Chewie for insulting her even though she insulted you first, let's see if she is the better person to offer you the same.

      The original question seemed hurried and not very clear.  Now we know why it seemed that way and provoked mixed reaction.  They're in quite a dilemma that only someone in their position can truly appreciate.  I wish them a jackpot and really fine legal counsel to help them claim what is rightfully theirs.

      Good luck to everyone!

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        Posted: November 22, 2005, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

        I THINK NOW I HAVE HEARD SOME CROCK IN MY TIME, BUT THIS TAKES THE CAKE! I would love to see someone hack into the secure system of the Lottery and the United States Banking System to intercept "ANY WIRE TRANSFER"! NOW THAT WOULD BE A FEAT (if it could be done successfully) I WOULD ADMIRE!

        I don't know why the lottery and the US Banking systems would be so safe when the government websites are hacked so many time each day??? I also don't know why AOL is advertising that no one will get hacked or suffer from identity theft. That is a big claim that so far NO ONE has ever been able to stop. There are people who believe their whole purpose in life is to hack sites and create viruses.

        Thank you KyMystikal.  What I've learned about Barista Express is he/she thinks if they phrase their comments to sound as if they know for fact the answers, then they think they have convinced everyone of their BS.  Some people on LP do have brains and can think freely.  Apparently Barista is hoping against that.

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          Losers in real life try to play smart axx in vitual world of internet but rest of the folks behave like a mature and adult human being.

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            Real simple: Chewie - 2 points for the silly comments on this particular matter

                              Rundown99- zero points for asking a question that did not bare its roots in common sense.

              My mother once said: The answers to your questions are only as good as the questions!

            Chewie simply leaned down to answer the  question at the level it was asked. Where I come from that is called being courteous.

            Leaned down to answer the question.. 

            Hmmmmmmmm..  like stooping to one's level?

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              Posted: November 22, 2005, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

              Real simple: Chewie - 2 points for the silly comments on this particular matter

                                Rundown99- zero points for asking a question that did not bare its roots in common sense.

                My mother once said: The answers to your questions are only as good as the questions!

              Chewie simply leaned down to answer the  question at the level it was asked. Where I come from that is called being courteous.

              Leaned down to answer the question.. 

              Hmmmmmmmm..  like stooping to one's level?

              Well said tntea!

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                Losers in real life try to play smart axx in vitual world of internet but rest of the folks behave like a mature and adult human being.

                I think you have that backward.

                Most people behave like mature and adult human beings in real life but get kind of rowdy in the virtual world.

                I'm sorry, but I love reading threads like this one. I find it very entertaining for some reason. I also think this forum is supposed to be used for debate and discussion pertaining to the lottery, not a question and answer forum where everyone can ask silly questions.

                Jorli D, I may be mistaken, but I think Chewie is a he, not a she.

                With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

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                  JorliD:

                  My father was a teacher and taught well both in school and life. He often said "Dont talk above someone when replying to their questions" Answer simply and within the questions range. "- It was my OPINION (and I do believe in America I still carry that right to an opinion) that Chewie was simply answering in such a manner. Sorry JorliD that you were compelled to become judgemental. Interpret my earlier comment as you will, we are each capable of *twisting* words to fit our cause, so be it. 

                   

                   

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                    JorliD:

                    My father was a teacher and taught well both in school and life. He often said "Dont talk above someone when replying to their questions" Answer simply and within the questions range. "- It was my OPINION (and I do believe in America I still carry that right to an opinion) that Chewie was simply answering in such a manner. Sorry JorliD that you were compelled to become judgemental. Interpret my earlier comment as you will, we are each capable of *twisting* words to fit our cause, so be it. 

                     

                     

                    I know this was address to JorliD, but I have a question...

                    Your father was a teacher who would recommend that when someone asked a question, to come up with another question like "Are drugs legal where you live?" That doesn't make sense.

                     

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                      JorliD:

                      My father was a teacher and taught well both in school and life. He often said "Dont talk above someone when replying to their questions" Answer simply and within the questions range. "- It was my OPINION (and I do believe in America I still carry that right to an opinion) that Chewie was simply answering in such a manner. Sorry JorliD that you were compelled to become judgemental. Interpret my earlier comment as you will, we are each capable of *twisting* words to fit our cause, so be it. 

                       

                       

                      Then you seem confused with your father's advice.  Chewie;s response to Rundown was rude and insulting.  She tried to palce herself or himself in a position of omnipotence by asking Rundown what drugs he was on and then calling his question stupid.  That is talking above someone.  A majority of Chewie's posts are insulting and rude.  That makes for a miserable person.  My father is a doctor and taught me quite well, and of the much advice he gives me, I interpret it obviously better than you interpret whatever your father has taught you.  If you think Chewie was not talking above Rundown in her response, then you need to call your father and ask him to explain to you exactly what that statement means.
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                        Tntea- Correct , my father was a teacher. Correct, the post was meant for JorliD. Correct that most of peoples actions and sometimes comments dont make sense. And since Chewies response equalled the non-sensical question posed- I think Chewie answered in the same manner :) So my fathers wisedom was simply validated in a rather odd way. Thanks for asking in a polite manner ,its appreciated.(sincerely)-Thegamegirl

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                          GameGrl, I would be the last person to criticize spelling as I too make spelling errors.  However, you brought your father into this discussion and you boasted of how well he taught you.  Did he not teach you how to spell properly or use a dictionary to learn how to properly spell a word?

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                            Wait a minute !!!!

                             

                            I asked that question out of paranoia, because of horror stories of lottery winners, and I always worried that when that kind of money is involved, someone (especially relatives from my father's side of the family) will try ANYTHING for money.  I am paranoid.  I check my lights and my sink faucets in my apartment repeatedly to make sure that everything is off, and I constantly check my car to make sure that the lights are off and the doors are locked, but I had to ask because I was paranoid about the possibilities of bad luck ..... I asked , " What if someone interfered" because even if YOU claim the prize, you never know what could happen due to human error and human nature.  That one woman who won it in Ohio earlier this year had to claim the prize sooner and prove to the public that she was the winner out of anger despite the anonymity option in Ohio, because SOMEONE ELSE pretended to be the owner of the ticket that was supposedly lost.  Someone from NH who won a share of the $298 million Powerball jackpot in August 2001 (Delaware, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Minnesota) had to PROVE that her winning ticket was not for a group of players who were about to sue her for that money.  William Bud Post won $16 million in the Super 7 lotto in Pennsylvania in 1988, and his ex-girlfriend (NOT WIFE, NOT EVEN RELATED TO HIM) successfully sued HIM for 1/3 of that annuity prize, because it was considered that since they play bingo together that they were gambling partners.  What also led to the judge's decision in that lawsuit was that William Bud Post promised to marry her and later turned her down.  The point is that there is NO SUCH THING AS A SURE THING when it comes to that kind of money and the type of people who WANT money in this world.  Human nature is human nature.  Don't tell me that my question was immature.  I read horror stories of lottery winners for years, and if those people got screwed after claiming the prize in public, don't tell me that a greedy relative won't try something.  If I ever win it, I am getting a DAMN GOOD tax attorney !!!!  CASE CLOSED !!!!

                            rundown - we're all a little paranoid.  you a teensy bit more.  if the water is not off or the lights are not off - so what - your life will not end.  chances are extremely small that anyone could steal your money.

                            live in probabilities - not possibilities.  good luck to you.  Smile

                             

                             

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                              Wait a minute !!!!

                               

                              I asked that question out of paranoia, because of horror stories of lottery winners, and I always worried that when that kind of money is involved, someone (especially relatives from my father's side of the family) will try ANYTHING for money.  I am paranoid.  I check my lights and my sink faucets in my apartment repeatedly to make sure that everything is off, and I constantly check my car to make sure that the lights are off and the doors are locked, but I had to ask because I was paranoid about the possibilities of bad luck ..... I asked , " What if someone interfered" because even if YOU claim the prize, you never know what could happen due to human error and human nature.  That one woman who won it in Ohio earlier this year had to claim the prize sooner and prove to the public that she was the winner out of anger despite the anonymity option in Ohio, because SOMEONE ELSE pretended to be the owner of the ticket that was supposedly lost.  Someone from NH who won a share of the $298 million Powerball jackpot in August 2001 (Delaware, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Minnesota) had to PROVE that her winning ticket was not for a group of players who were about to sue her for that money.  William Bud Post won $16 million in the Super 7 lotto in Pennsylvania in 1988, and his ex-girlfriend (NOT WIFE, NOT EVEN RELATED TO HIM) successfully sued HIM for 1/3 of that annuity prize, because it was considered that since they play bingo together that they were gambling partners.  What also led to the judge's decision in that lawsuit was that William Bud Post promised to marry her and later turned her down.  The point is that there is NO SUCH THING AS A SURE THING when it comes to that kind of money and the type of people who WANT money in this world.  Human nature is human nature.  Don't tell me that my question was immature.  I read horror stories of lottery winners for years, and if those people got screwed after claiming the prize in public, don't tell me that a greedy relative won't try something.  If I ever win it, I am getting a DAMN GOOD tax attorney !!!!  CASE CLOSED !!!!

                              rundown - we're all a little paranoid.  you a teensy bit more.  if the water is not off or the lights are not off - so what - your life will not end.  chances are extremely small that anyone could steal your money.

                              live in probabilities - not possibilities.  good luck to you.  Smile

                               

                               

                              I Agree!

                                 
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