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The cost of the big prize: Big publicity

Topic closed. 14 replies. Last post 11 years ago by konane.

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Would you rather have a smaller jackpot if you could be obscure?

I hate publicity, give me a small unknown prize. [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
I want the whopper. Who cares who knows? [ 8 ]  [24.24%]
I want a whopper: I will change my name. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I want a whopper. I will go into exile. [ 4 ]  [12.12%]
I want a whopper and I want everyone to be jealous [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
I want an intermediate, forgettable, prize. [ 3 ]  [9.09%]
I want a huge, but not record, prize. [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
Just give me the money and shut up. [ 15 ]  [45.45%]
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Posted: December 4, 2005, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

It seems to me that you run a bigger risk of being known if you win a tremendous prize all by yourself.

For me, I'd almost win (forgettable these days) prize of less than $150 million just so no one pays much attention.

What about you?  Would you rather be more like Jack Whittaker or  Scott and Marianne Calligan, who virtually no one remembers?

  http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2003/070903pa.shtm

 

 

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: December 4, 2005, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

    I would like to win no matter the size of the jackpot. Whether it be 12 million or 100 million, I would be happy to win either. =)

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: December 4, 2005, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

      I vote, " just give me the money and shut up". I'll be long gone before anyone finds me!

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

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        Posted: December 4, 2005, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

        I don't really care about publicity too much, I live in a small and boring town. After a week or so I will be forgotten. That is why I actually try to win the lower jackpots, and almost did this time by matching 3 of 5 and the powerball. I got those balls by the balls, and I am not letting go until they pay out enough.

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          Posted: December 4, 2005, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

            I wish I could have been one of those winners of the recent $35 million Mega Millions jackpot, since they won't be in the spotlight very long, especially since it's shared.

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            md
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            Posted: December 5, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

            Just give me the money and shut up!  I'll create a new level of obscurity!

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              Posted: December 5, 2005, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

              I will take any level of jackpot that I can win from powerball. 


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                Posted: December 5, 2005, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                My vote is to show me the money regardless how big the jackpot is or not. Winning any jackpot [7 million or 360 million] is fine for me and my family because we take cash value.

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                  Posted: December 5, 2005, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                  When you pickup the money/have a news conference: Wear a disguise!

                  After the event they still won't know what you look like. Wink 

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                    Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                    When you pickup the money/have a news conference: Wear a disguise!

                    After the event they still won't know what you look like. Wink 

                    Or just go as yourself, and every single day after that wear a disguise.

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                      Posted: December 5, 2005, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                      LOL Sirbrad! that was a delightful remark.:) 

                      I do like the incognito idea at time of claiming the prize .  Not that I care who knows, so much as "leave em wondering who was that masked gal?" Big Grin

                      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                        Posted: December 6, 2005, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                        I would just be boring. I would be so boring that the media wouldn't be interested in me. I think if most people do that they tend to back off a bit.

                        Dance like no one is watching.

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                          Posted: December 9, 2005, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I would just be boring. I would be so boring that the media wouldn't be interested in me. I think if most people do that they tend to back off a bit.

                          That's what I've always thought I would do, were I forced to do some kind of conference.

                          Very sensible.  That, I think, was Jack Whittaker's biggest problem:  He was in your face trying like hell to be interesting.

                           


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                            Posted: December 21, 2005, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm part of a trust that has my name in it. What would that mean if I win?

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                              Posted: December 23, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                              Part of the mandate for publicity is public disclosure to assure everyone that no part of it is rigged.

                              Good luck to everyone!