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If you won the $50 million jackpot today.

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 10 years ago by mr twentyone.

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Who would you tell first?

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Spouse [ 21 ]  [38.18%]
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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: November 4, 2006, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

I would tell my wife first.

 

 

 

 

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    Posted: November 4, 2006, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

    I'd be cool for 24hrs then tell my lawyer!

    Can't lose for winning Banana

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      Posted: November 4, 2006, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

      Spouse and only spouse, absolutely no one else.

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        Posted: November 5, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

        Spouse and only spouse, absolutely no one else.

        CT

        I totally agree.  Loose lips sink ships.  It may be an old WWII saying but in this case it is appropriate.

        It might be okay after a while, for sure after you have the money in your hot little hand.  However, if you tell too many you become a mark for those who would try to take it by whatever means that is open to them.

        I know everyone has read or heard of the stories about family members trying to kill each other for Lottery winnings.  Strangers begging winners for money.  Strangers trotting out crazy schemes to part the winner from his winnings.

        It is probably trauma enough to have a drastic change in life style without bringing all that upon yourself.  Don't get me wrong I am not knocking winning, I just think you have to use your common sense about the process.

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          Posted: November 5, 2006, 11:35 am - IP Logged

          I would tell my husband and then put ticket away in safe deposit box. We would wait until things settle down for a few months before going to claim..

               OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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            Posted: November 5, 2006, 11:53 am - IP Logged

            I've thought about this so many times. What's the point of having money if you can't share? I'm not married, but I have 2 sisters.  One of them is living on Social Security and a small pension so I would want to send her at least the $12,000 tax exempt gift every year, plus pay for all her Medicare supplement premiums & doctor/dentist bills. I could either lie and say I'm making a lot of money and want to share or I could tell her the truth.  If I won as much as $50 million, I'd probably just give each of my sisters a million and tell them if they're not satisfied to kiss my tukas.

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              Posted: November 5, 2006, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

              I would tell my wife immediately, waking her up if she's sleeping.    We would be discussing how to keep the matter as low key and as secret from everyone else as we can.

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                Posted: November 5, 2006, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                Depends, if I won it using software someone at LP wrote and gave me, I would let them know their software worked.Wink  That way they would at least have some bragging rights.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                  Posted: November 5, 2006, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Depends, if I won it using software someone at LP wrote and gave me, I would let them know their software worked.Wink  That way they would at least have some bragging rights.

                  But would you split it?  I noticed the "wink" so I know you had your tongue in your cheek while typing, but one reason I don't want to use anyone else's numbers is it would open up that proverbial can of worms.  I guess you could offer a commission!

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                    Posted: November 5, 2006, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                    I would tell my wife first, then immediate familly and really close friends.  After things settle down then any other friends, etc.

                    If I won using software created by someone else that was obtained for free I would surely give them a piece of the pie.  If it was a software that I purchased I don't see the need give up any of your cash!

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                      Posted: November 5, 2006, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                      i have one child and she would be the first to know that mommy is finally rich.Hyper

                      Sweet Nikki

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                        Posted: November 5, 2006, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I  checked "Tell No One" but, it would be an attorney or two...and, then the bank or two or three...

                        Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

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                          Posted: November 6, 2006, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                          Depends, if I won it using software someone at LP wrote and gave me, I would let them know their software worked.Wink  That way they would at least have some bragging rights.

                          If you use a system of any kind to pick the numbers you play and those numbers happen to win how will you know that your system picked the winning numbers as opposed to the drawing picking the numbers you played?

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                            Posted: November 6, 2006, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                            If you use a system of any kind to pick the numbers you play and those numbers happen to win how will you know that your system picked the winning numbers as opposed to the drawing picking the numbers you played?

                            Thank you for stating the obvious. If the drawings are not rigged, no one system works any better than the next. If your system works, you either just got lucky or are in on it.

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                              Posted: November 6, 2006, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                              But would you split it?  I noticed the "wink" so I know you had your tongue in your cheek while typing, but one reason I don't want to use anyone else's numbers is it would open up that proverbial can of worms.  I guess you could offer a commission!

                              I wouldn't want their numbers because if they knew they were winners, they would play them themselves, I was speaking of a copy of their software that pick winning numbers regularly. Wink  I've already had people PM about allowing me to play thier numbers for a price and spliting my winnings with them, but their predictions stats were worst than mines.  I'm not interested in making them rich, I'm about making me rich.

                              I doubt if that will ever happen, but if someone out there has some software that have made them rich playing the lotteries I will gladly accept a copy of it to test.  As I said earlier I will gladly tell you if I win big and give you the bragging rights if it does the same for me.

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