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POLL: Low profile or flaunt it?

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 9 years ago by WalesLottoMan.

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Which would you be after winning a jackpot

Low profile [ 38 ]  [46.91%]
High profile [ 2 ]  [2.47%]
No one would know I won [ 15 ]  [18.52%]
Everyone would know I won [ 2 ]  [2.47%]
Somewhere in between [ 23 ]  [28.40%]
Other [ 1 ]  [1.23%]
Total Valid Votes [ 81 ]  
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Posted: August 6, 2007, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

How would you behave after hitting a decent sized jackpot? When it came to cars, houses, etc...

Would the whole world know you had won, or would you be so low profile that if someone close to you told someone else you had won would they just be laughed at? 

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.

    KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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    Posted: August 6, 2007, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

    This is a individual poll?? Me, I would be low profile but my wife would want to flaunt it.

    I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

      Dr Lottery's avatar - 10847
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      Posted: August 6, 2007, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think I would want anyone to know right off due to saftey reason !!

      One day I will Hit BIG!!

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        Posted: August 6, 2007, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

        As low profile as possible.

         

                                       

                      

         

         

          Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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          Posted: August 6, 2007, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          I could care less about people knowing I won the lottery. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to go around yelling "I won the lottery! I won the lottery!" either. If they find out, they find out, if they don't, they don't.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: August 6, 2007, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

            I would move to a neighborhood where everyone had a nice home, nice cars and money in the bank and no one was concern about their neighbors money.  If I won a lottery jackpot I have every intentions of enjoying the life style that can be afforded with that kind of money and not hiding in some neighborhood where I would be afraid the neighbors were going to ask for a loan or rob me. 

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

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              Posted: August 6, 2007, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

              I would keep the same profile I have now.  Just with more security.

              Super8

              "Fortunes are won... .and lost..."

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                Posted: August 6, 2007, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                i voted i would be in between because i would want to enjoy my money but also not make myself an easy target for scam artists or other criminals

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                  Posted: August 6, 2007, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

                  i voted i would be in between because i would want to enjoy my money but also not make myself an easy target for scam artists or other criminals

                  I Agree!

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                    Posted: August 6, 2007, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                    i voted i would be in between because i would want to enjoy my money but also not make myself an easy target for scam artists or other criminals

                    Me, too.

                     

                    In between, for me,would be the wisest path.  But I love to read stories about lottery winners who are either flaunting or flunking their opportunities--as long as it doesn't precipitate a tragedy (Like Jack Whittaker and others).


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                      Posted: August 6, 2007, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                      It's hard to hide behind the scene considering you have to appear in front of the press, telling the whole world you won, and now that a flood gate has opened...lol

                      And that's another good idea for a poll.

                      What's the difference between winners, and rich neighborhoods filled with millionaires. How is it, that the millionaires who worked for their money, are less susceptible to beggars?

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                        Posted: August 6, 2007, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

                        I chose somewhere in between as I wouldn't be physically telling everyone or bragging, of course I think people would figure it out on their own once they see me driving all my exotic sports cars up to my brand new mansion Big Smile

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                          Posted: August 6, 2007, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                          Guru 101

                          "Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to go around yelling "I won the lottery! I won the lottery!" either. If they find out, they find out,  "

                          Going back to the thread about cars, aren't some of those choices in what car a person would get if they hit a jackpot doing exactly that, saying, "Look! Look! I won the lotto!?

                          pacattack05

                          "Old money" considers lottery winners and "yuppies" who make a huge score in the stock market and such as the "Nouveau riche" (new money). They also see the nouveau riche as coming upon their wealth intantly or at least relatively quickly, and not having earned it or being born into it. Because of that, the "old money" sees the nouveau riche as not being able to handle it. 

                          There's a book called The Millionaire Next Door about all this, and it's fascinating. (We've discussed it before I think).

                          Consider once again the thread about what car would you buy with a jackpot. Most of those choices are defintiley "nouveau riche".  

                          The average millionaire next door owns a two year old American car.  

                          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: August 6, 2007, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

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                            for days and days after consulting with legal and financial counsel.  Then all would probably ask why I was so upbeat lately, then I would tell and share with the significant few family and friends that observed the change.  Tell emilygHyper thanks  for opening my world up to lottery systems, say hello to other favorite posters at LP and probably arrange to send them a reason to for days too!

                            Hyper

                            Party

                              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                              Posted: August 6, 2007, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Guru 101

                              "Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to go around yelling "I won the lottery! I won the lottery!" either. If they find out, they find out,  "

                              Going back to the thread about cars, aren't some of those choices in what car a person would get if they hit a jackpot doing exactly that, saying, "Look! Look! I won the lotto!?

                              pacattack05

                              "Old money" considers lottery winners and "yuppies" who make a huge score in the stock market and such as the "Nouveau riche" (new money). They also see the nouveau riche as coming upon their wealth intantly or at least relatively quickly, and not having earned it or being born into it. Because of that, the "old money" sees the nouveau riche as not being able to handle it. 

                              There's a book called The Millionaire Next Door about all this, and it's fascinating. (We've discussed it before I think).

                              Consider once again the thread about what car would you buy with a jackpot. Most of those choices are defintiley "nouveau riche".  

                              The average millionaire next door owns a two year old American car.  

                              No. Me purchasing those cars would not be flaunting that I won the lottery. I should not have to keep myself from enjoying things that I've always wanted to enjoy, even though I know they are very expensive.

                              Gonna win.Big Smile