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What if you hold the winning ticket?

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Luminus's avatar - ouskuu

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Posted: September 7, 2010, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

Within the hour i'd be knee deep in drugs, booze, and hookers!

Why?  You could do that on a $15/hr paycheck.

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    Posted: September 7, 2010, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

    Would you still act calm, shock, suprise? describe how your reaction would be like. I am looking forward on this feeling on holding the winning ticket but quiet possibly , i would be shock as hella and probably act weird in a way.

    I'd drink a bottle of Immodium AD & Use up a 24-pack of TP & a case of wet wipes, because of the excitement of it all. I'd probably have to pop a few nitro tablets to slow my heart rate.  After the excitement wears off I'd drink a 1 litre bottle of Coke to calm myself. Then stand in front of the mirror and do the "In your face" dance.

      ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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      Posted: September 13, 2010, 10:19 am - IP Logged

      Would you still act calm, shock, suprise? describe how your reaction would be like. I am looking forward on this feeling on holding the winning ticket but quiet possibly , i would be shock as hella and probably act weird in a way.

      I'd imagine I would be pretty shocked and in disbelief. I would try to hide that for a little bit so that I could get myself gathered and get some plans in place for collecting and then for what I'd do after collecting and I'm sure during that time I'd be acting a little bit odd. I also imagine I would be stressed until I actually collected and got money and then I would let go a sigh of relief.

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        Posted: September 14, 2010, 8:24 am - IP Logged

        It would be really, really hard for me not to tell others (close family and friends). Something that great happens to you and you want to celebrate with those you care about most, also seal it in a ziplock and duct-tape it to my body then tell everyone it's in a safe deposit box (Don't trust bankers). Have to set up neccessary legal protection so could not sign it right away...therefor the duct tape. A HUGE "I told you so" to my hubby of 18 years, who gives me the wasting money on that thing speech. There would of couse be a grin you couldn't beat out off of me and oh yeah, I WOULD NOT be showing up for work that night!

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          Posted: September 15, 2010, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

          It would be really, really hard for me not to tell others (close family and friends). Something that great happens to you and you want to celebrate with those you care about most, also seal it in a ziplock and duct-tape it to my body then tell everyone it's in a safe deposit box (Don't trust bankers). Have to set up neccessary legal protection so could not sign it right away...therefor the duct tape. A HUGE "I told you so" to my hubby of 18 years, who gives me the wasting money on that thing speech. There would of couse be a grin you couldn't beat out off of me and oh yeah, I WOULD NOT be showing up for work that night!

          "seal it in a ziplock and duct-tape it to my body"

          Let me know if you need help taping it to your body, Wheely.

          I'm always willing to help people in need (women only please, I can't help everybody). 


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: September 15, 2010, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

            I would yell Yippie Tie Ya <snip><snip> then I would scan it. Post in in the appropriate Mega Millions/PowerBall Challenge Thread. Wait for Raven62 to post a list of the Winners. Go to Lansing and get ticket authenticated. Collect my check. Deposit in the Credit Union. Then go to sleep. Off buy my dream property. Start living the simple life.

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              Posted: September 16, 2010, 12:16 am - IP Logged

              I would yell Yippie Tie Ya <snip><snip> then I would scan it. Post in in the appropriate Mega Millions/PowerBall Challenge Thread. Wait for Raven62 to post a list of the Winners. Go to Lansing and get ticket authenticated. Collect my check. Deposit in the Credit Union. Then go to sleep. Off buy my dream property. Start living the simple life.

              Cutla$$Bob

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              I'd buy your car Bob....

               HyperBe Happy.

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                Posted: September 16, 2010, 2:41 am - IP Logged

                Well, I'd bury the ticket somewhere in a mason jar, and then go hang out for a week or so each on St. Simons Island, Ga. and in Blowing Rock, NC just to get to know how to act around my new neighbors.Sun Smiley  Then I'd go see my lawyer.  After that I'd go meet my wife at the Milan Italy airport and slip off down to Venice and take her for that ride in that gondola she has always dreamed of. That is where and when I'd break the news to her.  Just hope the gondola oarsman doesn't know too much English.

                Be sassy and be happy.

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                  Posted: September 16, 2010, 6:40 am - IP Logged

                  I'd buy your car Bob....

                  Know you wouldn't. I'de give it to you!

                  VaRoooom.

                  Cutla$$Bob

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                    Posted: September 17, 2010, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                    Bananai'd try to be calm but i get excited about a box love to win some time.

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                      Posted: September 17, 2010, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Adding to my previous post, if it was a solo winner of either PB or MM I would go to set up talks with the W Residences in Austin. Some may consider that a bad idea as it would be a quick choice on a big purchase, but having thought about it for some time I can tell you it's not really a rush decision. I've considered living in Austin for some time and have been keeping up with the W since it started construction. 

                      I would probably take the ticket with me to Austin (maybe using wheeltowin's idea of the zip-loc bag taped to the body so I didn't lose it) and rent a hotel while talking to a lawyer there about setting up a blind trust (since I would be living there so soon) or just say "to heck with it" and collect on my own (after consulting with financial assistants first).

                       

                       

                      I would still keep the win to myself for a bit as I couldn't move into the place for a few months. I think it would make it easier to keep secret from people as I wouldn't be buying anything else but a new car so instead of having many new things to explain about I'd only have the one (since I'd wait until I moved to buy anything else).