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Posted: March 12, 2009, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

 In California, kidnapping for ransom gets life in prison with no parole. Actually, I really haven't read about kidnapping for ransom in newspaper.

 Still, there are people out there who will try their best to extort rich people. I bet lottery winners are the first ones they chase.

 It would be really, really frustrating to get thousands of letters saying they need help. It's really scary.

 But if the anonymity becomes mandatory for the winners then some people will assume that Lottery is a scam because there's no way to prove that there are actual winners.

 I know what happens to winners who won small amounts. Even those people who won about 10~20K get swarmed by needy people.

 And now the economy is not getting better anytime soon. Desperate people will do anything and again, it's really scary.

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    Posted: March 12, 2009, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

    There are many more good people than bad people out there.  One gets the impression that our country is full of criminals because that's all we hear about in the media.  Still, one bad person willing to do whatever necessary (including torture, murder,  kidnapping, ect.) makes winning a large amount of money scary.  They know you have money in the bank; that your fortune is not tied up in stocks, bonds, land, and so on.  So they become more aggressive.

    There was a thread awhile back about what you would do if you found a profitable method of winning.  One serious, sagacious, insightful, thoughtful and profound post (mine) said that the person who did succeed should keep their mouths shut, deny and deny and deny some more, and get a CCP (concealed carry permit).  Why do you think those who do win millions in Powerball or that other one, move into gated, guarded, quarrantine communities.  It ain't because they like the people.

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      Posted: March 12, 2009, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

      I guess if you play the lottery,thats a chance you gotta take, kinda scary

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        Posted: March 12, 2009, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

        At least one book about winning the lottery suggests Kidnap & Ransom insurance.

        With all the news about the Mexican drug cartels I was thinking hitting a jackpot and remaining anonymous should be the standard.

        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 13, 2009, 12:54 am - IP Logged

          Well that's one reason some people take the money over 20 years.  Once relatives know you don't have all that money at once they should come to their senses and realize things haven't changed all that much.

          I don't think really poor people have the wherewithal to look up lottery winners to ask for money, but scammers likely make it their business to get that info weekly and mail out their letters like contest entries in the hope of connecting with a sucker.   Same goes for salesmen selling everything from kitchen remodels to hot tubs and timeshares.

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            Posted: March 13, 2009, 1:01 am - IP Logged

            Well that's one reason some people take the money over 20 years.  Once relatives know you don't have all that money at once they should come to their senses and realize things haven't changed all that much.

            I don't think really poor people have the wherewithal to look up lottery winners to ask for money, but scammers likely make it their business to get that info weekly and mail out their letters like contest entries in the hope of connecting with a sucker.   Same goes for salesmen selling everything from kitchen remodels to hot tubs and timeshares.

            BobP

            Hey, nice tip Bob, I never thought of sending out letters every week like that, LOL. Wink

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              Posted: March 13, 2009, 1:46 am - IP Logged

               In California, kidnapping for ransom gets life in prison with no parole. Actually, I really haven't read about kidnapping for ransom in newspaper.

               Still, there are people out there who will try their best to extort rich people. I bet lottery winners are the first ones they chase.

               It would be really, really frustrating to get thousands of letters saying they need help. It's really scary.

               But if the anonymity becomes mandatory for the winners then some people will assume that Lottery is a scam because there's no way to prove that there are actual winners.

               I know what happens to winners who won small amounts. Even those people who won about 10~20K get swarmed by needy people.

               And now the economy is not getting better anytime soon. Desperate people will do anything and again, it's really scary.

              ..........get out of California.