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Who will badger you when you win?

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 11 years ago by dphillips.

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Who do you expect to badger you the most when you win the lottery?

My immediate family. [ 5 ]  [15.15%]
My brothers and/or sisters [ 4 ]  [12.12%]
My aunts, uncles and cousins. [ 3 ]  [9.09%]
Financial advisors. [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
Charities. [ 6 ]  [18.18%]
Complete Strangers. [ 5 ]  [15.15%]
The media. [ 2 ]  [6.06%]
Friends. [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
My dog. [ 4 ]  [12.12%]
Prob 988. [ 2 ]  [6.06%]
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Discarded Votes [ 6 ]  
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Posted: December 23, 2005, 10:23 am - IP Logged

Of course you are going to win the lottery, and you are certain that none of the bad things that happened to other lottery winners will happen to you.  You will be eternally happy.

In your happiness, you must expect that you will have to ignore some people who will badger you endlessly for money.  Who do you expect you will have to flip off the most? 

 

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    Posted: December 23, 2005, 10:24 am - IP Logged

    Whoops!  I forgot to include in-laws!?!  My in laws will badger me the most.

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      Posted: December 23, 2005, 11:20 am - IP Logged
      If you go public about your win expect to have people come out of the woodwork trying to pinch you for some bucks.

      Keep the news of your win to mainly family members and relatives expect many if not all of them to think and act as if you owe them something for being a part of their family.

      Don't tell a sole except your immediate family pack your bags and hit the road/relocate then make your life full of fun and excitement.

      When you have re settled send anyone you wish a check leave no forwarding address.

      Give anonymously to any organizations of your choice no need to leave any trace back to you.

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        Posted: December 23, 2005, 11:22 am - IP Logged

        Whoops!  I forgot to include in-laws!?!  My in laws will badger me the most.

        My nefew and brother and my neighbors maybe and  and other  people I know  and strangers may badger me for money or they'll be envious of my good fortune. So I would definitely leave town as fast as I could to get away from them.


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          Posted: December 23, 2005, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

          If I win a jackpot, I would talk to my immediate family first.

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            richmond ky.
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            Posted: December 23, 2005, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

            I have a sisiter who is a total bum-I know she would anoy me along with an aunt or two

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              Posted: December 23, 2005, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

              If I win a jackpot, I would talk to my immediate family first.

              if i win a jackpot,i would RUN from my immediate family first,lol

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                Posted: December 23, 2005, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                I would only give to the family members that I consider close and that I actually like.

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                  Posted: December 23, 2005, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                  that would be what i would do.its amazing how many cousins would all the sudden pop out of the woodwork.......

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                    Posted: December 23, 2005, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Charities would seem the first ones around with their hands out. Second would be my co-workers no doubt. They figure since they spend 8 hours in my presence that somehow they are entitled to a cut.

                    The irony is I would give to two charities right off . The one is called my left hand the other is called my right. (Just kidding!) I do have some standards to give back to my community hospital and a society that has helped my family during difficult times.

                     

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

                     Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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                      Posted: December 23, 2005, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                      The people who will badger you the most if you win the lottery will be the same ones that badger you before you won the lottery including those lazy neighbors or family members who was always asking for loans which they could never afford to repay and those telephone scammers who were  always asking for a donations for charities that have names similar to real charities.  They will be the worst because they will feel they have already established a relationship with you that give them a leg up on every one else.  I had one those charity scammers call me last week and said I had given them  a big donations last year and they hope I would be just as generous again this year and I had never heard of them.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
                                   Evil Looking       

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                        Posted: December 26, 2005, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                        I didn't vote, because if I ever won the lottery in a state where I could become anonymous, no one would be able to harass me, because they wouldn't know anyway. 

                        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: December 26, 2005, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd far rather have beggars for money then to have no money to begin with.

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                            Posted: December 26, 2005, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                            I've thought of this many times.  Whom would I tell? I'd want to share my good fortune, but what problems would that create? There's a well known saying "No good deed goes unpunished"and it's often so true. If you decide to be generous because it's the right thing to do, many people won't think you're giving enough.  So do you keep it quiet or take that chance?  A lot depends on how much you win too. Maybe I would try to hide my good luck from everyone and give generously when a friend or family member was in need. I just can't think of how I'd explain where the money came from!

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                              Posted: December 26, 2005, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                              No one at all. I have little family, no brothers, no sisters, one parent who I associate with, and do not associate with too many people in general anyway. I am tailor-made for a jackpot win, and perhaps I even planned this for many years ahead of time...I live in a small dead town, and most are oblivious to what is going on around them. You would probably have to walk up to them and say umm hello I am a millionaire....and they would most likely continue walking while mumbling "that is nice." Should be great.