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Protection after a huge jackpot lottery win

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: February 20, 2008, 10:40 am - IP Logged

You got a point there.

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    Posted: February 20, 2008, 11:14 am - IP Logged

    I wouldn't want to win if I had to live like that, everything you suggest is based on fear.

    LMAO!!!!! I Agree! that would be horrible to live like that

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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      Posted: February 20, 2008, 11:18 am - IP Logged

      My library doesn't have either one of those, either locally or in the loan catalog.  Disapprove

      I've posted before what I'll do, I'm sure people are sick of reading it.  I'm not attached to my city/state I currently reside or my name, so that should make it easy. 

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        Posted: February 20, 2008, 11:20 am - IP Logged

        About being an anonymous winner.  I am almost certain that California allows winners to be anonymous.  Do most other states not allow this?

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          Posted: February 20, 2008, 11:31 am - IP Logged

          There are plenty of wealthy people who live normal lives.  You need to just live in a private gated community if you're that worried. 

          I wouldn't show off too much anyway, but that's just my personal preference.  No matter how much or how little you have, everyone needs to use common sense.

          I would definitely move, just because I'd want a change.

          I agree. Good post. I would not let myself live in fear, but I would use common sense when coming into that much money and take some precautions when dealing with different situations that may arise.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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            Posted: February 20, 2008, 11:46 am - IP Logged

            When you win the big one you have many choices.. one might be to bring it out in the open as so many have and suffer the consequences. Or you could keep a low profile. Keeping a low profile might be the better choice.

            I guess it boils down to a persons personality some people flaunt it some try and hide it.

            Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                           I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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              Posted: February 20, 2008, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

              Definitely Magnum Trojan or Durex in a pinch.

              Go to fullsize imageJust ask Homer.

              I will not need that type of protection...I am happily married.

              As for the other protection, just go into something resembling the witness protection program.  After you claim the prize, just change your name and move leaving no forwarding address.  You might even want to request to change your SSN.  That way no one can track you. 

              But I seriously wouldn't be that paranoid to do any of these protection measures.  I know how to say no.  I would also ask some well-grounded celebrities how they handle their privacy (like Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, etc).  But since I live in the land of wealth, I don't think I would have a problem living here with all the other wealthy moguls.  The fact that my wealth came from the lottery would not matter...cash is cash.

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                Posted: February 20, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                All this "protection" stuff is only going to protect you in the process of claiming the prize, not after. Well, unless you plan on just letting all that money sit in a bank account and never touch it. Your friends and family will see it. The new cars, the new house, etc. There's no stopping the word that you are loaded.

                Gonna win.Big Smile

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                  Posted: February 20, 2008, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I like the idea that buying a K-9 for protection. First, you have something to protect you in case of someone intrude into your home. Second, you have a buddy to play with.

                   

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                    Posted: February 20, 2008, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Has anyone thought about wearing Bullet proof vest and  buying armored cars for protection?

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                      Posted: February 21, 2008, 8:47 am - IP Logged

                      Has anyone thought about wearing Bullet proof vest and  buying armored cars for protection?

                      Man, you guys are super paranoid about this!  Heck even celebrities don't go to these measures and you know they are loaded.  I say if you use common sense you can live your life in peace. 

                      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                        Posted: February 21, 2008, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                        Man, you guys are super paranoid about this!  Heck even celebrities don't go to these measures and you know they are loaded.  I say if you use common sense you can live your life in peace. 

                        Not all of us our paranoid if we were to come into a large jackpot. Just look back at the comments. I agree there is no need to go over-board with protection. It just takes some common sense.

                        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                          Posted: February 22, 2008, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                          I would probably wait no less than 2 weeks to claim the ticket.  I would actually give my boss a notice. I like him. I would probably just tell him I was moving back home to be with my ageing parents.

                          During that time, I would disconnect the house phone, and then the cell phones, replacing them with a new service with new numbers under my daughter's name.  Send change of address for my important mail to a PO Box.  Then put the house mail on vacation hold. I would also check into some temporary alternative housing.  No way would I go back and stay in my home. Since I would be moving out of state, staying in the house is not necessary.  

                          I'd definitely claim the winnings in a trust, have a brief written statement that I will read, and with my atty by my side, state that I will take no questions.  End of news conference. Right after the money is secured by whatever the wealth management company sets up, I would be on the road for a long vacation.  No planes, no trains.

                          After the vacation, I'd stay in the temp housing and get everything here taken care of - pack up what I want to keep and ship to a storage facility and give the rest to Salvation Army or Volunteers of America - whoever wants to come and pick up.

                          I'd probably settle in a gated community somewhere. No need for any additional security other than a home alarm system. I have a CWP now, but don't carry on my person.  But don't come in my house uninvited with a surprise "visit".  No hangers on.  I don't trust many as it is anymore. Divorce will do that to you.

                          Btw, I don't imagine they give you a check right there. I'd bet they have electronic funds transfer to wherever you want.

                          No flaunting, go gaudy displays of wealth. Just a comfortable private life, somewhere that you can blend in with other people of means. 

                          I may just buy one of those books mentioned, if for anything fun reading.  Wink

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                            Posted: February 22, 2008, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                            Lawyers.

                            Financial Advisers.

                            A good CPA.

                            A good neighborhood.

                            A low profile. (You can spend money without showing off)

                            A modest gun collection.

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                              Posted: February 22, 2008, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Is California the only state where someone can be anonymous when claiming a jackpot?  Not sure what the point is in making your name public after winning a jackpot.