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After the big win (5 million or more)

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You hit the Jackpot! What is the first thing you do?

Thank God [ 37 ]  [42.53%]
Seek finacial advice [ 3 ]  [3.45%]
Tell the boss where to go [ 1 ]  [1.15%]
Keep quiet and gather your thoughts [ 22 ]  [25.29%]
Tell your spouse or significant other [ 6 ]  [6.90%]
SCREAM! [ 4 ]  [4.60%]
Call in Rich [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Pinch yourself [ 1 ]  [1.15%]
Stare at your ticket in disbelief [ 12 ]  [13.79%]
Shout it from the rooftop! [ 1 ]  [1.15%]
Total Valid Votes [ 87 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  

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Posted: October 26, 2010, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

I wanted to think long and hard about my answer before posting it because I felt that there was a difference between initial surprise reactions compared with actions taken. Of course my first reaction would take my eyebrows to heights it's never seen before. But what would I physically do after the mental explosions were over?

I'd call the Airlines and get a first class ticket to CALI BABY!!!!!!!!.......................THAT NIGHT....lol

If I could leave Floriduh without winning a jackpot, it would be a God send in itself, imagine winning the JP.

The odds are against me, but it's nice to dream once in a while. Flying off to San Diego, to go and live in a 5 million dollar house on the beach. The weather is 70 degrees year round except for about one and a half months every year. It rarely rains, and life is just honky dory....lol

I would call my employer from the plane and tell him to expect a couple of thousand bucks wired to him for the short notice.

This list can grow exponentially, but i won't bore the wonderful LP members....lol

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    rekjavik
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    Posted: October 27, 2010, 9:10 am - IP Logged

    Hello all, Im new here and I will win.... So when I do WIN...

     

    I will sign the ?back of the ticket before I do anything else.... lol.

     

     

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: October 27, 2010, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

      I wanted to think long and hard about my answer before posting it because I felt that there was a difference between initial surprise reactions compared with actions taken. Of course my first reaction would take my eyebrows to heights it's never seen before. But what would I physically do after the mental explosions were over?

      I'd call the Airlines and get a first class ticket to CALI BABY!!!!!!!!.......................THAT NIGHT....lol

      If I could leave Floriduh without winning a jackpot, it would be a God send in itself, imagine winning the JP.

      The odds are against me, but it's nice to dream once in a while. Flying off to San Diego, to go and live in a 5 million dollar house on the beach. The weather is 70 degrees year round except for about one and a half months every year. It rarely rains, and life is just honky dory....lol

      I would call my employer from the plane and tell him to expect a couple of thousand bucks wired to him for the short notice.

      This list can grow exponentially, but i won't bore the wonderful LP members....lol

      Flying off to San Diego, to go and live in a 5 million dollar house on the beach.

       You obviously are dreaming of winning a lot more than a 5 millions dollar jackpot.

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

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        Posted: October 27, 2010, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

        Hello all, Im new here and I will win.... So when I do WIN...

         

        I will sign the ?back of the ticket before I do anything else.... lol.

         

         

        Hello Mr-Smith, welcome to Lottery Post!

        Good luck to you!

        How's things in Iceland? Do you have a lottery there?


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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

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          Posted: October 27, 2010, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          Flying off to San Diego, to go and live in a 5 million dollar house on the beach.

           You obviously are dreaming of winning a lot more than a 5 millions dollar jackpot.

          If I'm gonna dream, I might as well dream BIG...lol

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            rekjavik
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            Posted: October 28, 2010, 8:50 am - IP Logged

            Thanks for the Welcome.... Im from the States but have lived in Iceland for 9yrs.

            They have the vikinglotto here where if you win you keep all the winnings no tax at all.

            Also they have a regular game lotto but the pot starts at 50k and the vikinglotto starts at 1mill + bonus...

             

            I almost won a rollover for 350k on the regular game but missed it by one number.... I had 32 and needed a 33 Mad ...

             

            But my time will come...

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              Posted: October 30, 2010, 8:48 am - IP Logged

              First thing is to protect your sanity. Stand back, take a breath and look at the big picture. Set a realistic plan and stick with it. So you can you can live well in both this world and the next!

               

              Missing by one number..... Happened to me at least 12 times...... Argh!!!!!!!

              Maybe that 13th time will be the charm!

              PB would be nice, somebody took MY MM last night,  Wis supercash would be a saviour, that 3,750,000 Illinois Lotto would be a dream!

              MarkP

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                Posted: October 31, 2010, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                marc1950, you didn't put a square for "All of the above"!

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                  Posted: November 1, 2010, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

                  marc1950, you didn't put a square for "All of the above"!

                  I didn't write it......

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                    Posted: November 2, 2010, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                    This is way to hard to pick ONLY one so I picked 4 things I would DO in exact order !Wink

                    Thank God

                    Stare at your ticket in disbelief

                    Keep quiet and gather your thoughts

                    Seek finacial advice

                    GOAL, WHAT IS YOUR SHORT TERM GOAL ? TO REACH PHIL IVEY STATUS!!!

                    IVEY(This is the best poker player in the world, Phil IVEY!!!)

                    Take's a POSITIVE vision to get to that  MILLION !

                    Always play where/when YOU have the advantage !!!!!

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                      Posted: November 20, 2010, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                      To me the first thing anyone would do is scream first then thank GOD, for seeing all that money you would scream first then thank GOD i would.

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                        Posted: November 20, 2010, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                        Thanks for the Welcome.... Im from the States but have lived in Iceland for 9yrs.

                        They have the vikinglotto here where if you win you keep all the winnings no tax at all.

                        Also they have a regular game lotto but the pot starts at 50k and the vikinglotto starts at 1mill + bonus...

                         

                        I almost won a rollover for 350k on the regular game but missed it by one number.... I had 32 and needed a 33 Mad ...

                         

                        But my time will come...

                        Welcome Mr-Smith, VIKINGS ARE COOL.

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

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                          Posted: November 21, 2010, 5:51 am - IP Logged

                          After I checked to confirm they were the winning numbers I would put the ticket in a ziploc bag while I continued to stare in disbelief. That night I would go over past plans I have about winning the lottery and write down my ideas in detail. I'd then get all my stuff in order to go and visit the lawyers in the morning and start setting up an LLC and then once 2-3 weeks have passed he would go to Austin to collect the winnings in my LLCs name.

                           

                          From there I'd either buy a new car and start looking for a house here in my current town (for a win of under $10 million after taxes) or I would lease a car and start looking for a place in New York (for a win of $18+ million after taxes). If it's between $10 million and $18 million I would have to think a little more about what exactly I would do.

                           

                          Of course I would help family and pay off student debt, but those are the major steps I would take.

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                            Posted: November 21, 2010, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                            As I win my $342 million, I intend to repeatedly thank GOD. Out of all the folks playing I was the one to beat the odds.

                            Then I intend to pay tithes on every check I receive, since I will take the annuity.

                            Don't want the hassle of managing the whole jackpot at one time.

                            My annual checks will help keep me grounded and living within a reasonable and realistic budget.

                            Since I don't like folks in my biz, I don't have to worry about borrowing against the rest.

                            Just budget what I receive.

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                              Posted: November 22, 2010, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                              Perdue, you and I think alike. I would do the very same.

                              All thanks go to God!!!