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Posted: April 29, 2010, 12:07 am - IP Logged

Whatever one decided to do, they have to be smart about it.

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    Posted: April 29, 2010, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

    THRUST,

    From what has been shown on The Lottery Changed My Life and The Curse of the Lottery, I don't think any jackpot winner who remained anonymous has regretted it, but there certainly have been some people who did not remain anonymous regret it.

    Couldn't agree more....

     

    If one is single, no kids....be proud, enjoy it, have fun......live it up, but be smart.

    When family comes into play such as a spouse or children or elderly parents....that's when your fortune could be a misfortune for them.  A little anonymity can go a long way in keeping your family safe.

     

    If I play in a state that allows for no anonymity....I may be ok, but family may have a tough time or they could be targets to the predators.... Just because I have common sense and play it smart, doesn't mean that the people that know me or are family have it......They may be the weak link, not me. 

    Yes, it is my money and I can do what I want with it, but there are people (leeches) who think it's their money too. 

     

    I want me and my immediate family to enjoy my winnings for a long time, not necessarily flaunting it. Anonymously enjoying it is even better.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: April 29, 2010, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

      It is my money I can do what I <snip> well please. I just know I won't lose any sleep at night.

      Cool

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      I gotta go with the THRUSTER on this one. I could make all kinds of plans to be sensible and all like that but that just plum goes against my nature. This ol' hillbilly's dadgum straight gonna tear it up fer a while. Bet me a dollar.

       

      When I breeze into that city

      People gonna stoop and bow

      All them wimmins gonna make me

      Teach 'em what they don't know how

       

      Pritty lil thang

      Betta light cho candle

      Cuz good lookin mama

      I'm sho hard to handle

      (just kiddin' lol) (not really, heh heh heh)

       

      Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:15 am - IP Logged

        The following is just (1) article of (8) discussing lottery winners and their fates due to bad decisions made before and after coming into sudden wealth. Ellen Goldstein, Bankrate.com wrote the articles. Also, on MSN Money an article called "You're Suddenly Rich...Bummer" can be found which also goes into great detail regarding lottery winners and how their families and lives are affected...good and bad.

        Everybody wants to win but, are you really ready for it? Can you REALLY HANDLE SUDDEN WEALTH? These (8) people thought they were and, now, are all completely broke. I see people here who make some good, sound replies about handling their business the right way. I also see people who'd be broke rather quickly for obvious reasons regarding their posts. Yeah, some may say, "That's only (8) people out of how many that have the lottery."

        True...very true. However, to come into millions of dollars, and, the one lady (Evelyn Adams of New Jersey) won TWICE, and all still ended up BROKE. Your money managing skills will be challenged to the fullest and you must be able to separate the HYPE from the HUMBLE...the BUSINESS from the BULLSH*T.

        I'm only trying to help anyone who'll listen here...no arrogancy or knowing it all etc. Just good sound reading to help someone not end up like these (8) people did. It can and will happen if you're not ready and disciplined with your current money skills. Just as I said that we have (180) days to claim the money and get ready for it, Goldstein says here to "park the money" for (90) days and gather yourself. It's no coincidence that I speak the same language as people like her...just as sensible others here do. The actual link is articles.moneycentral.msn.com/8lotterywinnerswholosttheirmoney

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        To offset some bad early decision-making and the inevitable requests of friends, relatives and strangers, Bradley recommends lottery winners start by setting up a DFZ or decision-free zone.

         

        "Take time out from making any financial decisions," she says. "Do this right away. For some people, it's smart to do it before you even get your hands on the money.

        "People who are not used to having money are fragile and vulnerable, and there are plenty of people out there who are willing to prey on that vulnerability -- even friends and family," she cautions.

        "It's not a time to decide what stocks to buy or jump into a new house purchase or new business venture.

        "It's a time to think things through, sort things out and seek an advisory team to help make those important financial choices."

        As an example, Bradley says that people who come into a windfall will typically put buying a house as No. 1 in list of 12 choices, while investing is No. 11.

        "You really don't want to buy a new house before taking the time to think about what the consequences are.

        "A lot of people who don't have money don't realize how much it costs to live in a big house -- decorators, furniture, taxes, insurance, even utility costs are greater. People need a reality check before they sign the contract," she says.

        Evelyn Adams, the N.J. lottery double-winner, learned these lessons the hard way.

        "There are a lot of people out there like me who don't know how to deal with money," laments Adams. "Hey, some people went broke in six months. At least I held on for a few years."

        (For more information on dealing with a sudden change in your fortunes, read "You're suddenly rich? Bummer," on MSN Money.)

         

        L.L.

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          Posted: April 30, 2010, 12:51 am - IP Logged

          No lawyers for me. None of them shysters and hangers-on and money-managers and pundits and experts and book writers and advisors and other assorted schemers and scammers and blood sucking parasites for me.

          I'll go with my By God common sense.

          I like to have fun. I'm not gonna sit around wringing my hands and worrying about anything. I'm gonna have a good time.

          I got enough common sense to know how to take care of business and that's all I need.

          I ain't gonna waste a minute of my life worrying about a dadgum thing.

          Never have, never will.

          And I do just fine.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            I have read this already & have posted helpful links(not that one) in another thread https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/212670

            I know you want to help people and that is good...but it is still the winners money and what they do with it is up to them. All the advice in the world isn't going to help someone who doesn't want to help themselves if you get what I am saying. I think the best way to help people is by example and either they like what they see and follow that or they don't. The most important thing people need to understand is you have to be happy in who you are now and your life now...money isn't going to change that, money only becomes an extention of that. If one isn't true in the small things they sure are not going to be true in greater things. Much like the article is saying...some people just aren't ready and it has nothing to do with money.

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              Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:06 am - IP Logged

              No lawyers for me. None of them shysters and hangers-on and money-managers and pundits and experts and book writers and advisors and other assorted schemers and scammers and blood sucking parasites for me.

              I'll go with my By God common sense.

              I like to have fun. I'm not gonna sit around wringing my hands and worrying about anything. I'm gonna have a good time.

              I got enough common sense to know how to take care of business and that's all I need.

              I ain't gonna waste a minute of my life worrying about a dadgum thing.

              Never have, never will.

              And I do just fine.

              Just be true to who you are and it will work out. Thumbs Up

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                Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                I have read this already & have posted helpful links(not that one) in another thread https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/212670

                I know you want to help people and that is good...but it is still the winners money and what they do with it is up to them. All the advice in the world isn't going to help someone who doesn't want to help themselves if you get what I am saying. I think the best way to help people is by example and either they like what they see and follow that or they don't. The most important thing people need to understand is you have to be happy in who you are now and your life now...money isn't going to change that, money only becomes an extention of that. If one isn't true in the small things they sure are not going to be true in greater things. Much like the article is saying...some people just aren't ready and it has nothing to do with money.

                If one isn't true in the small things they sure are not going to be true in greater things. Much like the article is saying...some people just aren't ready and it has nothing to do with money.

                 

                Now, we're getting somewhere and I'm glad you made this post. I'm not worried so much with the lawyers, financial advisers, "sooth sayers", and fortune tellers. I've covered that already. The excessive lavish lifestyles one would persue is what's important. I never said not to enjoy the money because that's what's it's for in due respect. We only live once with life we currently have but, to come into such wealth allows a person to actually live TWICE. One can abandon the former "limited" ways of living without abandoning their "values" which, hopefully are reserved and, won't allow them to over do things.

                Practicality is what doesn't register with most winners. While everyone isn't like the guy I'm about to describe, there are lots of people just like him. True story: A local guy won the Cash 5 all by himself...around $150,000. He went out and bought (5) cars, lots and lots of jewelry, gave all his "homies" large sums of undeserved money as they put him on guilt trips, bought all his "NEW GIRLFRIENDS" new furnishings for their houses/apartments, started paying their bills/car notes, and his family hit him up pretty regular because they couldn't manage what he gave them initially.

                Result: HE HAS NOTHING TO SHOW FOR HIS WIN AS I'M SPEAKING...NOTHING. Thrust, lots of people fall into this category RIGHT NOW if they were to win. I'm just trying, in my own way, to help them NOT to. That's all. I think we can both agree that a person just can't purchase "COMMON SENSE". I'll check your link out, too.Thumbs Up

                 

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                  Posted: April 30, 2010, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                  No lawyers for me. None of them shysters and hangers-on and money-managers and pundits and experts and book writers and advisors and other assorted schemers and scammers and blood sucking parasites for me.

                  I'll go with my By God common sense.

                  I like to have fun. I'm not gonna sit around wringing my hands and worrying about anything. I'm gonna have a good time.

                  I got enough common sense to know how to take care of business and that's all I need.

                  I ain't gonna waste a minute of my life worrying about a dadgum thing.

                  Never have, never will.

                  And I do just fine.

                  Common Sense is priceless, 'ridge...literally. Long as you have that, nothing else matters.Thumbs Up

                   

                  L.L.

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                    Posted: May 8, 2010, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I like to see the people who win mega millions and powerball jackpots. It's exciting to see what type of person that is. If I won, I wouldn't claim anonymously. I would wait until I had everything straightened out and was lawyered up.

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                      Posted: May 8, 2010, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                      I am thinking that this whole "claim anonymously" paranoia is BS. I want to be happy about this, I don't care if my name, picture, hometown and state are given...I won, I am going to enjoy this. I don't fear winning the lottery, why should I? It is all about being smart and using common sense. If you worry about winning and what is going to happen...then you don't need to be playing the lottery. Be proud, stand tall and grab that jackpot with respect. Smiley

                      If you really want it...you have nothing to fear. Just be smart. Thumbs Up

                       

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