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how would you react to winning a jackpot

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how would you react to winning millions from the lottery?

i would remain calm,cool and collected [ 15 ]  [20.55%]
i would get too excited and have to calm down [ 9 ]  [12.33%]
i would call certain people and tell them [ 3 ]  [4.11%]
i would keep the news from everyone [ 12 ]  [16.44%]
i would probably call an ambulance [ 1 ]  [1.37%]
i would be very nervous and scared [ 2 ]  [2.74%]
i would move and change number immediately [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
i would wait and figure out what to do [ 16 ]  [21.92%]
go to the lottery office immediately the next day [ 6 ]  [8.22%]
other [ 9 ]  [12.33%]
Total Valid Votes [ 73 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: July 31, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

I would say goodbye to FICO from my credit reports and his wife FICA who is consistently taking a cut from my paychecks.

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    Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

    As odd as this may seem. Im often called the "cheerleader" for my gang of friends. Forever endorsing and encouraging them. YET a few years back I had an incident at a casino that taught  a valuable lesson. As I was being hand paid 5k for a jackpot win, I was blindsided whilst leaving the casino. The pick pocketer got 3K incash from my one wallet. Luckily I stashed 2k in a shirt pocket that was pinned shut. The casino caught the incidence on tape and immediately set out to find the guy. From that day forward I have learned that laying low and not making a scene is the answer when winning. Now when ever I win at a casino I'm as quiet as a church mouse and walk my way up to the cage to cash out with a quick ticket. . So I can only image that if I won a fairly decent jackpot I would be *HUSH* for a very long time and only tell my lawyer and next of kin. For some reason I can be screaming of joy on the inside but have learned to mask the joy on the outside. Thank goodness the lottery gives a person time to get their ducks in a row before claiming.

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

    pa:888,4445,6132,4444,8008

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      Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

      I would say goodbye to FICO from my credit reports and his wife FICA who is consistently taking a cut from my paychecks.

      Ha, ha.  That is funny!  I watch Fico and Fica like a hawk.  I wish you luck.

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        Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

        As odd as this may seem. Im often called the "cheerleader" for my gang of friends. Forever endorsing and encouraging them. YET a few years back I had an incident at a casino that taught  a valuable lesson. As I was being hand paid 5k for a jackpot win, I was blindsided whilst leaving the casino. The pick pocketer got 3K incash from my one wallet. Luckily I stashed 2k in a shirt pocket that was pinned shut. The casino caught the incidence on tape and immediately set out to find the guy. From that day forward I have learned that laying low and not making a scene is the answer when winning. Now when ever I win at a casino I'm as quiet as a church mouse and walk my way up to the cage to cash out with a quick ticket. . So I can only image that if I won a fairly decent jackpot I would be *HUSH* for a very long time and only tell my lawyer and next of kin. For some reason I can be screaming of joy on the inside but have learned to mask the joy on the outside. Thank goodness the lottery gives a person time to get their ducks in a row before claiming.

        Well said, GameGrl.  I agree.  I wish you luck!

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          Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

          They are drawing cash 5 in 6 minutes.

          If I win the 100,000.00 I will let everyone know in 15 minutes after I am done throwing up. Puke

          Oo'Ka

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            Posted: July 31, 2006, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

            If I win the big jackpot, I would not sleep for days. Because when something exciting happen to me I can't sleep. I will check for many times, and I would pinch myself many times to make sure that I'm not dreaming.

             Believe me, I once dreamt that my MOM gave me a red Ferrari Enzo - so sweet! Next, find an attorney and claim the prize.

             

            And I would not let my relatives known, too many of them - over 200.

             

            Then, keep most of money for myself. No people give me a penny when I am poor, except my youngers brothers and parents; I would help them definitely.

             

            Next, live a normal life, buy a nice house around Bay Area - Redwood City of Foster City would be nice. Purchase a top of the line Volvo to protect my life.  

             

            I don't know whatelse to do next. But I'll keep myself busy with good activities to stay away from doing bad things like Jack Whittaker. 

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              Posted: July 31, 2006, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

              First thing I would do if i won a "big one" i would most certainly piss my pants!

              roflmao.......... ROTFL Then i would go about making sure my son was secretly set for life if anything ever happened to me...Probably tell him when he's like 30..lol..Then pay everything off, and share  with my friends .. and family....:-)My immature splurge would have to be a Viper.. A Viper with a car seat LOL, somehow i dont think that will work LOL..

               

              Best of Luck to All:-)







              ROFL

              love to nibble those micey feet.

               

                                           

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                Posted: July 31, 2006, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                I will be happy to share 14 million dollars with someone else, because it's money you never had before.

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                  Posted: August 1, 2006, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                  I would wait and figure out what to do.

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                    Posted: August 1, 2006, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                     "Believe me, I once dreamt that my MOM gave me a red Ferrari Enzo - so sweet!"

                     

                    I find it interesting that so many people want flashy cars.  I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting one, but I'd probably buy a Honda Civic hybrid - 50mpg!  In the early 90s I dated a man with a red Ferrari Testarossa and felt terribly uncomfortable in it.  I don't like being the center of attention.

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                      Posted: August 14, 2006, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm going right for the BMW Series 7, 750 level car.  Then, maybe a 3 Series to run around in.  Later, I'm off to Ohio to visit the Airstream plant and pick out a new Airstream bus with the biggest 3 wheel I could tow behind it.

                       

                      I don't collect cars, so, personally, I'd have to pass on those fancy, $1m type cars.  Besides, where I live, it'd probably end up getting stolen or taken via a carjacking.  But, if I lived in Montana or South Dakota, where there aren't any people and where the big Sky runs, you'd bet I'd find a real fast car.

                       

                      As for reacting to the win, geez.  Depends.  I think I'd jump up and down for awhile, then come down and start thinking.  If it was the massive MM or PB jackpot, probably jump higher.  I know I'd let some close family or friends know, then move out of my apt (put everything in storage) and into the best hotel in t he area to hide out.  Would call my bank to see about opening a placeholder account with good access/interest until I could begin to sort out what investments to check.  Also, find a good lawyer.  You don't really need a lawyer until you begin to spend/invest, etc, but it's good to have that relationship from the start. 

                       

                      From there, well, I'd just get used to living with it.  And becoming smart as to how you handle so much cash.  My goal would be to leave as much as I can, but still, have some fun while I'm still around.

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                        Posted: August 17, 2006, 6:27 am - IP Logged

                        Man holds 180 straws in his mouth

                        i'd stuff thousands of straws in mouth and jump for joy!!

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                          Posted: August 20, 2006, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                          NEW MEMBER here, hi to everyone! I guess I need to give this some thought since I have spent all morning looking thru old winning powerball numbers and after a full tablet of legal paper and tons of ink I have the winnings numbers. Now my beautiful wife the eternal pesimist does not believe it and is asleep on the couch rather than planning how to spend our fortune. However to continue with the theme here I have always determined that after all the hooray and shouting subsided and the first hour was spent naming off all the crap that I would have like Jeeps, campers, and muscle cars, I would shave my inner thigh, sign the ticket, put it in a zip lock bag then medical tape it to my leg. Being confident that it would not be lost and walking with a limp from the excessive amount of tape on one leg I would go straight to an attorney. I would insure my ex wife could not gain procedes thru child support to be blown. Now all you ladies don't get hacked I would never short my kids but the last thing I want is my ex quitting her job and living off my kids child support. With that out of the way it would be financial planning and it would include lots of irrovocable trusts for me and my family and friends so that none of us can go broke. I want my money to be protected from me and for me for generations to come. As poor middle class I am always repulsed at the MC Hammer stories out there of people that go from rich to broke. Yeah I will blow it and do stupid things with cause I am human. However a certain amount should be set back that can never be touched and the interest dispersed in a manner that at worst a very comfortable lifestyle can be mantained. Long term I would become a self indulged child in a huge log cabin centered in a 1000 acre forrest surrounded with ever big boy toy imaginable. I would create everything that I enjoy within my own bounderies and surround myself with my friends and family and enjoy life to the fullest and give thanks each day for it all.

                          It's a good plan - until I read the sentence that said 'and friends' in it.

                           

                          Don't go there.

                           

                          And as far as the 'my family' part, be careful in how you define 'family'.

                          If my parents were still alive, I'd take care of them, if my siblings were deemed worthy, I'd pay off their mortgages and/or set up a trust to put their kids into a college (not HARVARD), and that's where I draw the line.  MOST 'family' WILL come back wanting more, learn the usage of the word NO and use it often.  After all, you COULD have done nothing for them at all.

                           TRUST ME. 

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                            Posted: August 20, 2006, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

                            If you ask someone who has not won a jackpot how they would feel; the result would be pure speculation.Ask a winner how it feels. I like to deal with the facts. I have heard several other people say they would share, help, give to charity and I asume that would be a lie because I know these certain people and they are greedy with "the little" they have before them today. If you can't help a little when your poor, I would say you probably won't help when your rich either.I would say this would be the case with MOST folks. I suppose there are a few exceptions.

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                              Posted: August 21, 2006, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                              The only problem with helping specific people - and charities, for that matter, is knowing where to draw the line, knowing when you are being taken advantage of, knowing when to say 'no'.  Then again, I am just speculating....

                               

                              When Michael Jordan was playing basketball for the Chicago Bulls, he was getting around 4 dozen solicitations A DAY from charities at one point I know of via mail at the Bulls office, maybe even more at other points in time or to his home or business manager.

                               

                              I am a firm believer in remembering people that helped me get where I am today, and also remembering where I came from/helping kids in my old neighborhood so they don't make the mistakes I ALMOST made.  It doesn't take a lot to sponsor a Cub or Boy Scout den (or Girl Scouts), or a little league baseball team or three, things like that.