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Exactly What Kind of Professionals Do I Need?

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Posted: July 1, 2007, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

Other than a psychiatrist.  That's a given.  Crazy

I'm gearing up to win the Powerball before July is ended.  I don't have alot of experience (okay, no experience) with attorneys or with money peeps.

I need an attorney to do stuff like contact the lottery and find out if I change my name before claiming the jackpot, will they release only the new name, or will they be obliged to release all names I've used in the past X months.  (We only have 6 months to claim prizes here.)  And when I do finally go to the lottery headquarters, I need someone to make sure I get in and out without being photographed by the lottery or by news crews.  Going thru the yellow pages, there are dozens of specialties.  Which kind would be the best to handle this for me?

Same with money peeps.  Would it be best to contact a tax attorney?  A CPA?   An investment counselor?

Also, once I've decided on the type of people I need to contact, what do I need to watch out for when looking for the right one?  What questions do I need to ask? 

    JAP69's avatar - alas
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    With that kind of money involved the first question I would ask of these professionals isssss.

    How much are you going to charge.

    They see that kind of money they are going to get Shifty

    WHATT

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      Posted: July 1, 2007, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

      Take a couple of body guards with you when you meet these professional.

      Big burly guys in black suits. ROFL

      WHATT

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        Posted: July 1, 2007, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

        on a serious note now.

        When hiring a financial advisor and investor for your funds I would do a thorough background check and his investment track record before I hired them.

        We just had an investor of other peoples funds in our area brought up on charges recently.
        One investor is out multi millions on the investor.

        One bad apple in the spotlight makes you cautious of them all.

        WHATT

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          Posted: July 1, 2007, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

          Certified Public Accountant, tax and estate lawyers, and Berkshire Hathaway Investment company. 

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            Certified Public Accountant, tax and estate lawyers, and Berkshire Hathaway Investment company. 

            I had to google to find that Berkshire Hathaway is a Warren Buffet company.  Guess if it works for him, I should be happy with it.  And I found that See's candy is a subsidiary.  Who knew?


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              Posted: July 1, 2007, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

              A carpet cleaning tech, A dry cleaner, sky writer, and a pest conrtol tech.

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                A carpet cleaning tech, A dry cleaner, sky writer, and a pest conrtol tech.

                If it turns out I can't claim anonymously, I'll definitely take your advice on that pest control tech.  Cool

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                  Posted: July 1, 2007, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                  "I'm gearing up to win the Powerball before July is ended.  I don't have alot of experience (okay, no experience)"

                  If you find a professional that can help you do that, let the rest of us know.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: July 1, 2007, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                    "I'm gearing up to win the Powerball before July is ended.  I don't have alot of experience (okay, no experience)"

                    If you find a professional that can help you do that, let the rest of us know.

                    Maybe I'd just have to run down to the Gold's Gym that Brad Duke works at and ask him.  You think he'd be honest with me?

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                      Posted: July 1, 2007, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe I'd just have to run down to the Gold's Gym that Brad Duke works at and ask him.  You think he'd be honest with me?

                      he would be so happy you knew who he was he might answer any questions you have. he wants to be a billionaire so if he can also help you with advice or if he can get you to invest your money with his then he will have something else to brag about and call the papers for another interview. some people said they would email oprah for advice but im sure she gets questions about investments everyday.

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                        Posted: July 1, 2007, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Other than a psychiatrist.  That's a given.  Crazy

                        I'm gearing up to win the Powerball before July is ended.  I don't have alot of experience (okay, no experience) with attorneys or with money peeps.

                        I need an attorney to do stuff like contact the lottery and find out if I change my name before claiming the jackpot, will they release only the new name, or will they be obliged to release all names I've used in the past X months.  (We only have 6 months to claim prizes here.)  And when I do finally go to the lottery headquarters, I need someone to make sure I get in and out without being photographed by the lottery or by news crews.  Going thru the yellow pages, there are dozens of specialties.  Which kind would be the best to handle this for me?

                        Same with money peeps.  Would it be best to contact a tax attorney?  A CPA?   An investment counselor?

                        Also, once I've decided on the type of people I need to contact, what do I need to watch out for when looking for the right one?  What questions do I need to ask? 

                        I'm not sure if it says the same on your state's tickets, but on the back of Hoosier Lottery tickets it states:

                        "The holder of this ticket agrees to participate in interviews with Hoosier Lottery public relations personnel And the media and grants permission to use his/her name, photograph, comments and image in Lottery sponsored advertising and promotions".

                         

                        You can't claim the prize without signing the ticket, and if you sign the ticket, you are subject to the agreement(whatever it might be for your state).

                        Gonna win.Big Smile

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                          Posted: July 1, 2007, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm not sure if it says the same on your state's tickets, but on the back of Hoosier Lottery tickets it states:

                          "The holder of this ticket agrees to participate in interviews with Hoosier Lottery public relations personnel And the media and grants permission to use his/her name, photograph, comments and image in Lottery sponsored advertising and promotions".

                           

                          You can't claim the prize without signing the ticket, and if you sign the ticket, you are subject to the agreement(whatever it might be for your state).

                          Nope, not required in this state.  It doesn't say that on the back of tickets, plus Brad Duke didn't do one.  He ducked the local press when he claimed his prize, and did all his press on national shows without the Idaho Lottery involved.

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                            Posted: July 1, 2007, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                            attorny, tax advisor first off whilst claiming the prize. then a financial planner and accoutant, all of whom need to be checked for their rep and past.

                            Depending on the size of the win for a time you will need a good security company...

                             

                            If you win big and it's made public then Also you may need a good personal assistant for a time to filter people away from you... but you need to make sure of this person's credentials most of all. Hire them through a agency that specializes in this type of service and offers BONDED employees...  you might need to spend 50k or more for this service per year... but in some cases it would be essential for your own security and peace of mind.... especially when filtering your mail from all the requests.....

                            there are people and thousands of them that do nothing in life  but locate lottery winners trying to get money. A  PA can make sure you don't have deal with the added mail and knocks on the door. Simply give them a list of who you want contact with...    if ya don't know who would be on that list then ya have bigger problems no one can help you with lol

                            You live a life of abundance! You have won the lottery! Belief creates reality! Believe!

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                              Posted: July 2, 2007, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                              ".... especially when filtering your mail from all the requests.....

                              there are people and thousands of them that do nothing in life  but locate lottery winners trying to get money."

                              What make you think a lottery winner has to start filtering his mail differently than before he won a lottery.  If they're just requests for money, do what you've always done and throw them into the trash.

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