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Topic closed. 43 replies. Last post 10 years ago by SirMetro.

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A LP Member disclosed that he/she won a big lottery prize?

Ignore them [ 1 ]  [1.52%]
Ask for a little financial help [ 1 ]  [1.52%]
Petition a donation to your charity [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Think they are arrogant for flaunting their win [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Think its cool an LP member won [ 45 ]  [68.18%]
Bug them for the method they used [ 7 ]  [10.61%]
Insult them if they disagree with your charity [ 1 ]  [1.52%]
Think they are idiots for telling on public forum [ 11 ]  [16.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 66 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

All the prior posts seem to be asking one common question about what would you do if you won big on the Lottery. Instead, I dare to ask this, what you would think of a Lottery Post Member if that individual chose to share the knowledge that he/she was a big winner and how they opted to allocate the funds. Additionally, what if he/she also maintained a regular update as to how good or bad their investments performed?

 

Obviously, this is a hypothetical question. But before you rush into your answer, give it some real thought. Consider what folks have wrote about the “what if they won”. Would you consider it flaunting if a big winner announced it on LP and what all they plan to do with it? Or would you find it interesting how they chose to allocate the funds? Or is the real truth that, we do not really want to know because deep down, we want that person to be us. Not some stranger we don’t know. Come on folks, let’s hear what you really think out there.

 

Oh and on a final note, may each of us one day have the despairing task of managing a huge sum of money from a massive lottery win (or wealthy Uncle leaving a nice inheritance).

 

Sir Metro

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    Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

    Oh I would think it was super cool... SUPER.. I would be most happy for them.

    It would be childish to feel otherwise..

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      Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

      LP has 51,888 members, and I know none.    I am familiar with about 15 handles I see on the blogs, so like and idiot, I'm going to say,  Hey, dudes I won the jackpot, and I'm having a party.

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        Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

        My question is, can a person stay anonymous on LP?  Or can they be tracked?  Can the forum owner track IP's?

        If they can truly stay anonymous, I wouldn't think they were an idiot or flaunting it if they told.  I'd be a bit jealous, but also very happy for an LP member who won.  I'd probably want to beg for money, but I wouldn't.  I'd love to read their blog detailing  the trials and tribulations of being fabulously wealthy. 

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          Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

          Oh I would think it was super cool... SUPER.. I would be most happy for them.

          It would be childish to feel otherwise..

          Pretty much.  I wouldn't ask them for anything except if they did it with a system and would they like to share that system with the rest of us.  If they said no, that would be okay too.  I would LOVE to hear how they are doing and how they are spending/investing their money. 

          I look at things like that as motivational tools.  When I meet super wealthy people I often ask (if I feel I can ask) them if they can give me one piece of advice to move towards success, what would they tell me.  I am ALWAYS amazed by what they say.

          Thats my thing.  While I play the lottery, I have a lot of other things in the works to make money roll in another way. 

          Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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            Posted: March 20, 2007, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

            I woud reply: "Congratulations!"

            I vote "cool". 

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              Posted: March 20, 2007, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

              I think it would be cool if an LP member won. Of course, they're gonna get swamped with pms from people asking for money or for their system.LOL

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: March 20, 2007, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                SirMetro

                I know you just made those up randomly, but four of the eight options you posted are very good reasons why a jackpot winner here should stay aloof. 

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: March 20, 2007, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

                  SirMetro

                  I know you just made those up randomly, but four of the eight options you posted are very good reasons why a jackpot winner here should stay aloof. 

                  I'm contemplating whether or not I should post predictions for jackpot games as it will show that if I won the jackpot, which I think could happen very soon. Do you think I should avoid it? I think it could arouse a lot of attention if someone went to the "See yesterday's winners" page and saw a multi-million dollar winner.Yes Nod

                  Gonna win.Big Smile

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                    Posted: March 20, 2007, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Guru101

                    I don't think most of the people posting predictions play them. I used to, but not after seeing the volume of many of them. If you posted one (and actually played it) and hit just say it was just a prediction and you didn't play it, you'd probably be able to pull it off. 

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                      Posted: March 21, 2007, 7:04 am - IP Logged

                      I would add an option for other.

                      First I want to see a scanned copy, and then I can make a choice from the above list.

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                        Posted: March 21, 2007, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                        My question is, can a person stay anonymous on LP?  Or can they be tracked?  Can the forum owner track IP's?

                        If they can truly stay anonymous, I wouldn't think they were an idiot or flaunting it if they told.  I'd be a bit jealous, but also very happy for an LP member who won.  I'd probably want to beg for money, but I wouldn't.  I'd love to read their blog detailing  the trials and tribulations of being fabulously wealthy. 

                        I guess this question goes out to Todd or anyone who has extensive web knowledge:  can a person's location be tracked down through Lottery Post?

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                          Posted: March 21, 2007, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                          My question is, can a person stay anonymous on LP?  Or can they be tracked?  Can the forum owner track IP's?

                          If they can truly stay anonymous, I wouldn't think they were an idiot or flaunting it if they told.  I'd be a bit jealous, but also very happy for an LP member who won.  I'd probably want to beg for money, but I wouldn't.  I'd love to read their blog detailing  the trials and tribulations of being fabulously wealthy. 

                          It's a safe assumption that anyone who has a website can track the IP of anyone who visits. Pages here used to specifically say "IP address logged." How useful that IP is varies.  Knowing the IP usually means you know the geographic area where that user connected to the internet, but knowing that somebody who says they won is posting from Cape May NJ wouldn't matter much if there's also a news article saying a winning lottery ticket was sold near Cape May.

                          Of course, if an ISP gets a subpoena  they can check to see which customer had that IP at a particular time. If you check your ISP's TOS they probably cover their policy for what to do if somebody subpoenas your records, and they'll probably offer you the chance to fight the subpoena. Anybody can try to subpoena that information, but if you didn't have a valid reason you might not like the possible consequences.

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                            Posted: March 21, 2007, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                            I Agree!, but I also voted that they would be stupid to do so....

                             

                                                           

                                          

                             

                             

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                              Posted: March 21, 2007, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                              It's a safe assumption that anyone who has a website can track the IP of anyone who visits. Pages here used to specifically say "IP address logged." How useful that IP is varies.  Knowing the IP usually means you know the geographic area where that user connected to the internet, but knowing that somebody who says they won is posting from Cape May NJ wouldn't matter much if there's also a news article saying a winning lottery ticket was sold near Cape May.

                              Of course, if an ISP gets a subpoena  they can check to see which customer had that IP at a particular time. If you check your ISP's TOS they probably cover their policy for what to do if somebody subpoenas your records, and they'll probably offer you the chance to fight the subpoena. Anybody can try to subpoena that information, but if you didn't have a valid reason you might not like the possible consequences.

                              KY Floyd...a few questions about your response: 

                              So does my ISP know my physical street address or do they know where they send the bill?  I would imagine in most cases these are one in the same.

                              Does the ISP have any responsibility, like a bank, not to devulge my information to anyone who asks?

                              In your comment about trying for a subpoena, the consequences you talk about for the person requesting  the subpoena, what do you mean?